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With the following settings for pppd -rwsr-sr-x 1 root root When I try to start chestnut modem dialer as regular user I get: pppd: can't open options file /etc/ppp/peers/Chestnut-dialer Also ...
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    Solved pppd: permissions denied


    With the following settings for pppd -rwsr-sr-x 1 root root

    When I try to start chestnut modem dialer as regular user I get:

    pppd: can't open options file /etc/ppp/peers/Chestnut-dialer

    Also when I am in console as regular user and I cd /usr/sbin and ls -l I get the above but with the ending word PPPD in RED, where as in root, it is not, and I can dial out in root ok. I have Lenny and XFCE desktop running. frank

    I thought with SUID setting regular user would not get permissions denied.

    I solved problem. I sudo thunar, (file system for desktop XFCE), I click on etc, than ppp, I opened ppp, opened pap-secrets. There I uncommented line that said:

    Every regular user may use ppp and has to use passwords from /etc/passwd

    I assume I am the only regular user and I assume choosing this option does not compromise security. If I am incorrect on any of these assumptions someone please correct me. Bottom line, I can dial out as regular user now. I guess it pays to open up all the files pertaining to folder in question. Frank
    Last edited by frank56; 09-12-2009 at 11:51 PM. Reason: new info

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    This is just a guess, since I do not use a dialer nor pppd. It seems to me the error is saying that it can't find/read /etc/ppp/peers/Chestnut-dialer
    pppd: can't open options file /etc/ppp/peers/Chestnut-dialer
    Is there supposed to be an options files here that you need to set up?

    EDIT: here is a howto from the Ubuntu Forums, for Chestnut-dialer
    [How-to] Chestnut-dialer - Finally a good GUI for Gnome - Ubuntu Forums
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    regarding pppd probem

    I can't cd /etc/ppp from regular user. ie $..i get permissions denied at ppp folder level. I will recheck your suggestions. Thanks, frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank56 View Post
    I can't cd /etc/ppp from regular user. ie $..i get permissions denied at ppp folder level. I will recheck your suggestions. Thanks, frank
    You probably need to be root to edit those files. I'm not sure.
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