fedora-list Digest, Vol 1, Issue 1394
Michael A. Peters
mpeters at mac.com
Fri Mar 26 07:03:37 UTC 2004
There's a better solution I just thought of.
I don't know enough about PAM to help you though.
Set up your pam configuration the same way that your sound card is set
up - so that whoever is logged into your box has the authority to access
the serial port device node (whatever /dev/modem is symlinked to - /dev/
ttySx) associated with your modem.
Maybe Red Hat has a wizard designed just for this?
Could someone with PAM experience respond?
On Thu, 2004-03-25 at 22:56 -0800, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> Hi. Ditch use of kppp and use wvdial - you can use a suid perl script to
> launch wvdial on demand, or you can start wvdial from /etc/rc.local (in
> which case it will dial when you boot)
> Whenever I use dialup - I just start wvdial at system boot - but if your
> phone line isn't dedicated, then an suid root script to call wvdial is
> needed (I suppose you could just suid root the wvdial binary too)
> On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 12:22 +0530, Parameshwara Bhat wrote:
> > Hello Friends,
> > I recently posted a mail asking if anybody could guide me as to how to
> > share 'kppp' in fedora core1 with non-root users.It is a home PC shared by
> > members of the family.I would not share root password for fear of ignorant
> > actions affecting security/stability of system.Presently any non-root user
> > has to supply root password to connect(dial up ) to ISP.
> > I have followed all actions suggested by Scott Burns and Stone Beat but
> > that has not solved the isuue.Basically what I did was to SUID on
> > /usr/sbin/kppp and edit /etc/pam.d/kppp to comment out a line.Nothing has
> > worked.
> > Are there any more ideas on what could be or what should be done ?
> > Coming from MSWindows environement,I would think security being so tight
> > as not allow non-root users of desktop an internet connection very crazy.
> > I chose Power Desktop Installation and a decent user-oriented installation
> > should have set this automatically . Is Linux not to be used on desktops
> > and layman users?
> > Parameshwara Bhat
> > On Mon, 26 Mar 2004 22:06:01 -0500 (EST), <fedora-list-request at redhat.com>
> > wrote:
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