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Bug 159438 - incorrect permissions in /etc/resolv.conf while running pptp
Summary: incorrect permissions in /etc/resolv.conf while running pptp
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pptp
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Howarth
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-02 17:50 UTC by Luis
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-06-08 19:09:55 UTC

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Description Luis 2005-06-02 17:50:41 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Fedora/1.0.4-1.3.1 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
When you run the program it creates e new /etc/resolv.conf file replacing the old one.
But the new one has owner and group =root and permissions 0077.
It should be 0022. Otherwise, only root can resolv adresses

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start the program -l /etc/resolv.conf

Actual Results:  -rw-------  1 root root 25 jun  2 19:19 /etc/resolv.conf

Expected Results:  -rw-r--r--  1 root root 25 jun  2 19:20 /etc/resolv.conf

Additional info:

Comment 1 Paul Howarth 2005-06-02 19:56:01 UTC
How are you running pptp? What options are you passing to it?

/etc/resolv.conf is not actually modified by pptp itself but by pppd, so if
anything it's likely that there's a problem there or with an if-up script you're

Comment 2 Luis 2005-06-08 19:09:55 UTC
Ok, it is not a bug in Fedora Extras, I used the pptpconfig-20040722-6 package
from  sourceforge to have a graphical frontend. It is this program who actually
changes the /etc/resolv.conf from /var/run/ppp/resolv.conf

If I use the command line
pppd debug updetach logfd 1 linkname MYNET-i dump noauth
refuse-chaprefuse-mschap name MYNET\\myself remotename  MYNET-i ipparam MYNET-i
nobsdcomp nodeflate usepeerdns pty "pptp --nolaunchpppd debug dump"

everithing works ok as long as it does not change the /etc/resolv.con

Comment 3 Paul Howarth 2005-06-09 08:34:03 UTC
Since I'm also the maintainer of the upstream packages, I still have an interest
in this. Could you please report this issue on the pptpclient-devel mailing list?

Comment 4 Luis 2005-06-12 13:43:57 UTC
I found the origin of the problem. A custom /etc/bashrc that sometimes sets
incorrect masks, I realized when I started to have similar problems with another
program. After replacing it by the default fedora /etc/bashrc everyting works fine

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