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[suse-security] Root priveleges and wvdial
Date: Sat Jun 07 2003 - 17:27:06 CDT
I can't seem to get wvdial working as normal user.
--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.42
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: AT&F0&C1
--> Modem initialized.
--> Sending: ATDT1470 0808 0000 000 (changed number)
--> Waiting for carrier.
ATDT1470 0808 0000 000
--> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
--> Starting pppd at Sat Jun 7 22:17:51 2003
--> pid of pppd: 771
--> Disconnecting at Sat Jun 7 22:17:51 2003
--> The PPP daemon has died: No root priv error (exit code =
--> man pppd explains pppd error codes in more detail.
--> I guess that's it for now, exiting
--> The PPP daemon has died. (exit code = 3)
Is this a security risk, dialling out as root user?
Does anyone know how to use wvdial to dial up my ISP as
normal user, i.e. not root user.
Regards & TIA - Keith Roberts
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