Bug 18781 - Even root can't use usernetctl if USERCTL=no
Summary: Even root can't use usernetctl if USERCTL=no
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Reported: 2000-10-10 08:02 UTC by Karsten Weiss
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:16 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-10 08:03:03 UTC
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Description Karsten Weiss 2000-10-10 08:03:00 UTC
Even the superuser can't bring up an interface if USERCTL is set to "no":

[root@addx /root]# id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root)
groups=0(root),1(bin),2(daemon),3(sys),4(adm),6(disk),10(wheel)
[root@addx /root]# grep USERCTL /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp6 
USERCTL=no
[root@addx /root]# usernetctl ppp6 up
Users are not allowed to control this interface.
[root@addx /root]#

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-10-10 16:28:58 UTC
The usernetctl program is only called by ifdown if it's not run as root, so it
needn't be run directly.  But it'll be fixed in the next Raw Hide snapshot
(5.50-1 or later) anyway.


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