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This section is mainly for superusers (
people with high security demands, or simply technically interested people. It
is not necessary to read this if you only use Linux® at home for yourself,
although you may learn a thing or two in any case.
A system administrator might want to restrict access as to who is allowed to use KPPP. There are two ways to accomplish this.
Create a new group (you might want to name it
dialout or similar), and put every user that should be
allowed to use KPPP into that group. Then type at the prompt:
This assumes that KDE was installed in
/opt/kde/ and that your new group is named
Before doing anything, KPPP checks if there is a file named
/etc/kppp.allow. If such a file exists, only users named in
this file are allowed to dial out. This file must be readable by everyone (but
of course NOT writable.) Only login names are recognized,
so you cannot use UID's in this file. Here is a short
# /etc/kppp.allow # comment lines like this are ignored # as well as empty lines fred karl daisy
In the example above, only the users
daisy are allowed to
dial out, as well as every user with a UID of 0 (so you don't
have to explicitly list root in the file).