Thanks for the reply suraj, i added the users to the dip group ( i am
currently using fedora core 1) , but still it asks for root password
----- Original Message -----
From: "suraj" <suraj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Mohan Kumar" <mohankumar@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "ilugc" <ilugc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: From Mohan
Mohan Kumar wrote:
| I am thinking of migrating entirely to linux , when i run kppp from
| other than root its telling the prog req root previliges and asks for
| the root password, but when i checked for the kppp permission in
| /usr/bin ,read and exec access is given to all groups , now how to
| access permissions in order to solve this prob so that other users can
| access it without giving the root password...........
The problem here is not the permissions of the executable. Its the
group / user as which pppd wants to run. On debian, this group is
called 'dip'. So adding a user to that group will let him run pppd.
| another thing is that how to give access to other users for particular
| programs or apps alone , for eg the redhat update manager ( the yum )
| req root previliges , but for a particular user i need to relax it ,
| where to grant permissions in order to do this.....
You can setuid root the executable, but instead giving sudo to the
user is a much more cleaner / safer way.
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