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I have used Internet many hours, days; without problems. But now, I can not connect anymore. PPP daemon has died = A modem hang up the phone (exit code = 16). Var/log/messages = warning: secret file /etc/ppp/papsecrets has world and/or group access. Please, can u help me to reconnect ?

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  • romainc Jan 11, 2009

    Hi hi99ins



    Thanks a lot, a lot for your help. I need it.



    I will try this very soon, It seems very right. Thanks for your explications.



    :)

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    I have use Internet many hours, ec325 on ubuntu7.1. But now, I can not connect.

    My permissions are right, only rw for user. I have done the same for pap-secrets and chap-secrets without results, what can I do ?

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Your password file (papsecrets) has been given access to users outside your login.
This means someone could potentially hack your connection by gaining access to your papsecrets file.

User permissions for papsecrets needs to be reset to you only, and no global/group access should be allowed. Note: it is a hidden file but is in folder /etc/ppp/papsecrets

Restore the original permissions with:
# chmod a-rw /etc/ppp/papsecrets
# chmod u+rw /etc/ppp/papsecrets


Basically your operating system is defending you from sharing your internet passwords with the world.
:)

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