I've been using KPPP internet dialer utility with no problems. In the past month or so, my connection speed has gone down a bit. While I wait for a reply from my dial-up ISP, as well as the phone company to inspect the lines, I decided to try out wvdial, which I have used in the past, but for the past two years I have not since each distro I have tried it in one needs to run it as 'sudo', which I didn't feel comfortably doing it this way.
I found this
and went ahead and changed the file permsissions without making any backups. I also changed the permissions for pap and chap secrets under /etc/ppp
Can anyone give me the Pardus default permissions for these files as the command:
I found another suggestion to get wvdial to work as user, and that was to edit the sudoers file, and add dialout to it, but that made me feel even more uncomfortable. I will stick to kppp and would like to change these files back to the default permissions.
Edited to add, that I ended up doing some major surgery on Pardus OS to get wvdial to work without invoking sudo. The link directions above did work, though after doing some reading about file permissions and giving user and group set UID and set GID rights made me feel this was a security risk. By the way, I didn't have to give /usr/sbin/pppd set uid and set gid rights for user and group as the above directions suggest, but only the file /usr/bin/wvdial. But, as I said, I didn't feel comfortable with this setup. Using sudo before wvdial is probably safer, as sudo invokes security checks, and I didn't have to go in as root in dolphin file manager and change all kinds of file permissions to get it to work.