Subject: Executing pppd as a non-root user
To: NetBSD-User <>
From: Ian P. Thomas Ipt <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/14/2001 12:49:03
1.	I have tried and failed at getting pppd to run as a non-root user.  I
have attached /etc/ppp/options and /etc/ppp/peers/ubunix who I believe are
the culprits.  Other info that may be useful

Permissions of /etc/ppp/pap-secrets    0600

2.	I am not able to get my ip-up script to run when the line comes up as
well as my ip-down script to run when the line goes down.  Attached for
your reading enjoyment.

Permissions of /etc/ppp/ip-up          0700
			   /etc/ppp/ip-down        0700
	I've been documenting the whole learning process and will put up a new
user tutorial on my website when I have everything humming along.  Thanks
for all the help so far.


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