Re: Changing priveliges for a user account

Subject: Re: Changing priveliges for a user account
From: David C. Hacker, DVM (
Date: Thu May 24 2001 - 11:35:00 MDT

Patrick Callahan wrote:

>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
>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
I haven't had any luck with kPPP I use Red Hat PPP Dialer and it doesn't
even ask for a root password.

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