More Sonicwall NetExtender fun. This time it’s 10.6.7 changing permissions on the /usr/sbin/pppd folder.
I had users over the weekend update Mac OS X 10.6 to version 10.6.7, after the update they were unable to connect to thier Net Extender . When they tried to connect, it failed and then displayed the connetion log. The log contained the following entries:
[general warn 28598] NetExtender 881 closed unexpectedly; attempting to cleanup pppd 28566
[dns info 28608] Restarting mDNSResponder
I’ve only tested this fix for Net Extender version 5.0.680, but I’ve confirmed that it’s working with that version. We’ll need to adjust the permissions on the folder /usr/sbin/pppd:
Open terminal, and enter the following command:
sudo chmod u+s /usr/sbin/pppd
Enter your password at the prompt, allow the command to complete. Once that’s been entered, close and reopen the Net Extender, and then you should be able to connect.