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Old 01-09-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
asklepios
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application for dial-up connection?


i need a good and easy command line tool for dialling internet.
i have slackware 9.1 but don't have KDE so kppp is not there. wvdial is not compiling on my system.
now i need a n00b friendly tool to dial and connect to internet, preferrably console based. any suggestions?
thanx for reading.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 05:41 PM   #2
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Have you tried ifup?
as in:
ifup ppp0
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:38 PM   #3
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ifup ppp0 says command not found.
i have tried the modem with redhat which comes with wvdial and it is working fine but i want a tool to dial the connection in slackware.
thanx for replying.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 10:33 PM   #4
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If you haven't already, become root and run:

pppsetup

It will ask you a bunch of questions about you ISP.

Then as root type:

ppp-on

to dial and:

ppp-off

to disconnect.

If you want demand dialling type:

ppp-on -d

Lyle
 
Old 01-11-2004, 02:50 AM   #5
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try to use X-ISP. I think it's so good http://xisp.hellug.gr
 
Old 01-16-2004, 04:32 PM   #6
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I compiled wvdial on Slack 9.1 by deleting a file in the wvstreams tarball - see here:

http://www.linuxpackages.net/forum/v...ic.php?p=13567
 
Old 01-16-2004, 07:59 PM   #7
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I now also have the option of simple ppp scripts - thanks lyle-s.
 
  


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