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GSnake
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: "Standard" users can't use ifconfig, iwconfig, dhc Reply with quote

As the title says a newly created user can't use these programs... how can I fix that?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's nothing to fix, these apps require root privileges to function. Well, mostly.

They're in /sbin or /usr/sbin and Gentoo by default doesn't have those directories in the PATH variable for normal users. If you want to use them, specify the full path to them, or change the PATH variable.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:34 pm    Post subject: Re: "Standard" users can't use ifconfig, iwconfig, Reply with quote

GSnake wrote:
As the title says a newly created user can't use these programs... how can I fix that?

If you mean the user can't run it without escalated privileges, that's normal
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=23378 howto
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you guys!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a side note... as an ordinary user, I've always been able to run "/sbin/ifconfig" to query my IP on a dhcp network.
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