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I have been trying to configure PPP on my Mandrake system since last week, with minimal success.
I contacted the tech-support (Compuserve) and they told me that CS2000 isn't compatable with Linux.
I still believe that there is 'some way' that I can connect 2 Compuserve.
However, I have lost my patience (well, not completely), and I am wondering if someone can point me in the right direction as far as Some good Linux-Friendly ISPs are concerned.
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
To get a Linux friendly ISP you will probably have to go with a local ISP. Most areas have atleast one quality local ISP. Make sure you look into the ISP before signing up though, some local ISPs are pretty bad.
I use the same Earthlink account on MDK7.1 that I use on Win98(yes,I know,but I need it for a few things).
I just setup kppp with all the info it asked for and I was on-line in about 10 minutes.Earthlink=$19.95/month.
I am going to look into AT&T WorldNet to see if it supports Linux.It costs $4.95/month for 150 hrs.Unless your online for more than 5 hrs/day,it doesnt seem to bad.
I dont know why you cant use any ISP with MDK because the software needed to contact and login to the server is kppp,not the software you install to connect with Windows.
I think Compuserve and AOL are hard to get working, if you can at all?
Every example I have read on how to connect to the internet with Linux has always avoided the subject of AOL and compuserve ISP's. I dont know why, but I think that they have special ways which you have to dial into those accounts.
After trying all the larger ISPs and getting sick of their software that they make you install. i tried th local phone company. To my surprise they sent me only a username, password, e-mail address and a booklet containing domestic dial-up numbers. This was perfect for windows and linux. Just plug-in the username/password and a local phone number and jackpot your on.
But be warned tech support is horrible and they dont want anything to do with linux. But if you have the know how and just want to get online these seem to work the best. I use them for my DSL now and was able to set it up in about 15 minutes because they use very simplistic networking protocols(just DHCP and other silly stuff).
The price is reasonable and sometimes you get a discount if you have local phone service with them.
Yeah,abndaddy00.It gets to be a habit.Of course, I liken it to swatting at the mosquito *before* it bites.
Seriously ,the "justification clause" hopefully keeps the thread from getting sidetracked.
Hope you get your ISP thing worked out.