Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75978
neat-control cannot disable interface as general user
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
Description of Problem:
Cannot disable my wireless connection (eth1) when runing neat-control as a
general user ('jhall'). To disable the interface, I need to run neat (which
prompts me for root's password, and then I can enable / disable interfaces.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. login as general user under X
2. Click Hat - System Tools - Network Device Control
3. Hilight the eth1 interface
4. click 'Deactivate'
Receives the message 'Cannot deactivate network interface eth1'
Should have deactivated my wireless (eth1) interface.
As a a work-around, I am now running 'neat-control' under sudo. 'neat-control'
works as expected when run as root.
Should general users be able to bring interfaces up/down using neat-control?
It's in the menus, so I would guess yes.
I'm trying to figure out if there is a better way to fix this than running it
through sudo (although sudo is a great way to limit what users can bring
Setting 'neat-control' to suid-root didn't seem to work ... maybe I should have
also set sgid-root?
just checkmark "Allow all users to enable/disable the device" or symlink with
consolehelper like redhat-config-network is..