It is assumed that you have already successfully installed pppd.
For more info see the PPP-HOWTO.
Now check the kppp/config.h file ( Linux users should be fine )
o If you run "make install" as root the kppp binary will be installed
setuid root. Otherwise you can do this on your own:
cd $(KDEDIR)/bin ; chown root kppp; chmod +s kppp. This might not
be absolutely necessary ( depending on the permissions
set on the modem device, /etc/resolv.conf etc. but if you can
afford to, this will make your life much easier.
o if you can't give kppp setuid permission, here is the deal:
In order for kppp to be able to update /etc/resolv.conf,
/etc/ppp/pap-secrets or /etc/ppp/chap-secrets, respectively,
the users of kppp must have write permissions to these files
and of course the modem device. It's up to you to figure
the right permissions. ;-)
o make sure that the pppd's option file which usually resides
in /etc/ppp/ exists, but is empty. pppd wants it to exist,
but we don't want pppd to take any options from it. kppp
will hand pppd the necessary options.
o when you run kppp for the first time you need to create and
configure kppp for you ISP account. I hope kppp was written
so that you will have no difficutlies understanding the many
options offered. Please make use of the html help documentation
if you have questions.
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