Allow normal user to dialout Internet

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Under Debian GNU/Linux you need to add user to special group called dip so that dialup software (such as kppp and pppd) can be used by normal user.
i) Login as root user.

ii) Add user jimmy to dip group:
#usermod -G video,desktop,dip jimmy

iii) Add user jimmy to /etc/kppp.allow, so that user can dialout:
# vi /etc/kppp.allow

iv) Append/add user name jimmy and save file & exit to shell prompt.

v) Setup proper permission:
#chown root:root /etc/kppp.allow
#chmod 0744 /etc/kppp.allow

vi) Setup account, username, password, phone number etc by running kppp as root user.

vii) Login as jimmy and dial out.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.