Re: Changing priveliges for a user account

Subject: Re: Changing priveliges for a user account
From: Patrick Callahan (
Date: Thu May 24 2001 - 10:12:15 MDT

On Thursday 24 May 2001 11:15, you wrote:
> This brings up a question that I've been meaning to ask for a while... Is
> there any other way to allow a user the ability to start a ppp connection
> or shutdown? I'll check out sudo, but I thought I had read somewhere that
> it was possible to allow a user to do these things without it, however,
> I've never succeded...

You might want to look into how kppp does its thing.
I start kppp as a regular user and it immediately asks for the root password.
Pam is probably involved.
Maybe you could do something similar.

Let me know what you're thinking is on this. I'm interested in the problem.


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