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Re: Insufficient privileges with Firestarter



On Tuesday 04 May 2004 08:55 pm, Jack Bowling wrote:
> On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 02:19:09PM -0400, Olu Akins wrote:
> > I have FC2T3 installed with 2.6.5-1.327 and I have never had any problem
> > running firestarter from the icon. I just installed 2.6.5-1.349 and
> > rebooted and I get this message from both kernels when I click on the
> > icon "Insufficient privileges
> >  You must have root user privileges to use Firestarted"
> >
> > I don't want to give the user root privileges and normally it ask for
> > root password when the icon is clicked.
> >
> > I can start Firestarter from the shell as su and I noticed it complains
> > about "FATAL: Module bsd_comp not found"
> >
> > any solution?
>
> Firestarter is hooked into the pam subsystem so it will prompt for root
> password when you click on the icon to start it. It needs root to be able
> to parse the system logs for packet hits and manipulate the iptables rules.
>
> As for the bsd_comp, it is only needed for ppp connections so I assume you
> are a ppp user. There has been some scuttlebutt about dropping bsd_comp
> from the latest kernel builds due to a possible license problem so maybe it
> just isn't there in the kernel anymore. You may or may not need bsd_comp so
> this may be a non-issue anyway.
>
> For a recent online treatise on the linux ppp stack, try:
>
> http://www.topology.org/linux/pppmod.html
>
> --
> Jack Bowling
> mailto: jbinpg shaw ca

I understand that but, instead of prompting for root's password, like it 
always does till today, I get "Insufficient privileges You must have root 
user privileges to use Firestarter"

I don't want to give the user, root privilege

Olu



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