View Full Version : console dial-up for linux

09-01-2003, 12:11 AM
does anyone know if their is a console dialing program/process which i can use to dial the net in linux
i have mandrake 8.0 and a internal hardware modem.

plez help (btw its for a gateway not a desktop box)

09-01-2003, 04:57 PM
The only thing I know of is ppp
Try running "pppsetup" .

Dolby Digital
09-01-2003, 05:15 PM
Try "man pppd" from the command line although Google is probably better (or the pppd howto)

Dolby Digital
09-01-2003, 05:17 PM
If its a gateway (ok you said it is), you could have a look at www.smoothwall.org

I use it and its very good and I use a 486DX4-100

Graham L
09-01-2003, 05:20 PM
I think there is a KPPP setup magician in the Control Centre of KDE, which is probably the default GUI.

If you enter "PPP Linux" to the Search function on this page, you will find a fair amount of information. (The second one, gives a couple of links.)

Have a look at the HOWTO documents, too.

I take it your modem has been detected, and works. :D We've had siscussion on that too. ;-)

09-01-2003, 08:35 PM
RedHat uses wvdial to connect from the command shell - configuration is in /etc/wvdial.conf

09-01-2003, 08:44 PM
There is an option in "linuxconf" to configure/dial. You can also use "ifup ppp0".

09-01-2003, 11:48 PM
i found a howto on a vancover isp website its for conecting to them but i can easily change what is needed to my isp details (http://www.portal.ca/js_frames.html?http://www.portal.ca/support/linux/scriptdial.html). but i cant try it coz that computers powersupply is throwing the biggest wobbly. Oh Well.