Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58110
neat does not work properply for dialup connections initialized by nonroot users
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
Configurations for modem/isdn dialups are not working properply for non root
users, even when that is being set.
Part reason is, that perms in /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices are not correct,
by default, just root can read the files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.start rp3 to activate a ppp-connection
2.you normally just see ppp0/ppp1 instead of the connection name set
3.change perms in /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices on the ifcfg-files to 644
4. restart rp3, names now shown, but dialing may still not work
Actual Results: 1) wrong device name shown
2) connection not established, in my case modem dials, but ppp-scripts for
routing dont seem to run (properply another perm prob somewhere)
Expected Results: to be able to dialup network as a normal user without having
to login as root or do "su"
Can you try the new packages at http://people.redhat.com/teg/neat/ ?
You should enable "allow all users to enable and disable the device" in General Tab.
It should work as nonroot
Teg, i have also tested the redhat-config-network-rpm from rawhide, which seems
to be the one you also have at the link mentioned above. but exactly same behavior.
than, i did enable all users to be allowed. If you have that, the system dials,
but you dont get the ip-adress/routes. here are the logfile entries
as root you get the connection (same setup as the non root user tries to dial:
Jan 8 19:20:40 arraigns WvDial: ATM0
Jan 8 19:20:40 arraigns WvDial: OK
Jan 8 19:20:40 arraigns WvDial: Modem initialized.
Jan 8 19:20:40 arraigns WvDial: Sending: ATDT 08450885336
Jan 8 19:20:40 arraigns WvDial: Waiting for carrier.
Jan 8 19:20:40 arraigns WvDial: ATDT 08450885336
Jan 8 19:21:17 arraigns WvDial: CONNECT 115200
Jan 8 19:21:17 arraigns WvDial: Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
Jan 8 19:21:17 arraigns pppd: Serial connection established.
Jan 8 19:21:17 arraigns pppd: Using interface ppp0
Jan 8 19:21:17 arraigns pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/modem
Jan 8 19:21:19 arraigns pppd: Remote message: /Protocol: Enabled IPCP
address negotiation for
Jan 8 19:21:19 arraigns kernel: PPP BSD Compression module registered
Jan 8 19:21:19 arraigns kernel: PPP Deflate Compression module registered
Jan 8 19:21:19 arraigns pppd: local IP address 22.214.171.124
Jan 8 19:21:19 arraigns pppd: remote IP address 126.96.36.199
now, as non root it looks like the following: ( i just have the log file for
another provider, but promised, root works for it also...
an 8 20:32:42 arraigns WvDial: OK
Jan 8 20:32:42 arraigns WvDial: Modem initialized.
Jan 8 20:32:42 arraigns WvDial: Sending: ATDT 08089933001
Jan 8 20:32:42 arraigns WvDial: Waiting for carrier.
Jan 8 20:32:42 arraigns WvDial: ATDT 08089933001
Jan 8 20:33:21 arraigns WvDial: CONNECT 115200
Jan 8 20:33:21 arraigns WvDial: Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
Jan 8 20:33:21 arraigns pppd: Serial connection established.
Jan 8 20:33:21 arraigns pppd: Using interface ppp0
Jan 8 20:33:21 arraigns pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/modem
Jan 8 20:33:37 arraigns pppd: Hangup (SIGHUP)
Jan 8 20:33:37 arraigns pppd: Modem hangup
Jan 8 20:33:37 arraigns pppd: Connection terminated.
Jan 8 20:33:38 arraigns pppd: Exit.
(MODIFIED is "fixed, waiting for verification by QA". Assigning.)
i dont understand your last update.... the
[thomas@arraigns thomas]$ rpm -q redhat-config-network
rpm also doesnt work!
The bug was set to "MODIFIED", which is what I explained above. This not being
correct, I set it to assigned.
additional fault: whenever you modify any setting for a device, the setting for
PEERDNS will be set to yes, if you modify it or not. Thats awful.
It also sets ONBOOT=yes, on my box, for ppp0 even though the checkbox is not
neat isn't. Yet, at least.
I can reproduce the behavior here using neat to do virtually anything, even if I
don't touch the ppp devices (I have four ppp setups), the ppp config is changed.
neat should not change devices that weren't changed during the session. (In my
case I enabled DHCP on eth0 and all my ppp connection's names, set up with
rp3-config, went away, as did the button to control the connection. HOWEVER,
executing '/sbin/ifup ppp0' as non-root user WORKS. Just no rp3 buttons.)
System: Toshiba Satellite laptop with Lucent winmodem (linux ltmodem driver
6.00.), Intel eepro100 LAN built-in.
I'll try the updated neat soon enough, but I'm going digging into rp3's
chmod 644 /etc/sysconfig/network/devices/* /etc/sysconfig/network/profiles/*
fixed it for me. I now can control my ppp interfaces by name again, and the
connections work (using it now).
/etc/sysconfig/network/profiles may have had nothing to do with it,though, as it
seems the files in default under it are dynamically generated.
ONBOOT and PEERDNS fixed in CVS
It's fixed in 0.9.13-1.