Re: PPPis not Pro

Subject: Re: PPPis not Pro
From: Jim Cole (
Date: Fri Oct 08 1999 - 18:48:00 MDT

You can also use chmod 4755 /usr/sbin/pppd from the command line to turn
on the setuid bit. If at some point you decide to use kppp for your
connection, I believe you have to do the same to /usr/bin/kppp.

Roy Koch's bits of Fri, 8 Oct 1999 translated to:

> Hi I am using Linux right now sending this message! My Question is a
> simple one I think? I am using a root connection to use pppd and it
> works fine but I really want to be a user to prevent doing something
> that might mess up my root but when I try to connect as a user I get a
> message "pppd is not properly installed with the pppd binary must be
> installed with SUID bit set. contact your system administrator."
> BTW I am a very new System administrator!

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