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Old 03-04-2004, 08:25 PM   #1
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pppd from command line...howto


I want to be able to start pppd from a console. I have configured kppp graphically and used it to log into the Internet. Will the configuration be saved so that if I boot just to the command interface and start pppd it will have all the correct settings to dial and connect??
If so how do I start pppd from command line?
IF I need to configure pppd how do I do this?
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Old 03-05-2004, 10:52 AM   #2
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If pppd is configured correctly, you must have a script in /etc/ppp/peers directory (his name depends on your config). To run pppd, just type:
pppd call script_name
If pppd is not configured correctly, important files are /etc/ppp/options, /etc/ppp/pap-secrets (or chap-secrets if your ISP use CHAP authentication) and of course /etc/ppp/peers/your_script_to_call_provider
 
  


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