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Old 04-25-2005, 11:48 AM   #1
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LE2005: MCC "monitor NW connections" only shows eth0 not ppp0??


Howdy all,
I have a dial-up network connection configured via MCC, and it shows-up, and to start it I right-click on the system tray icon, say "Connect to ppp0" and it works fine, however when I click "monitor connection", the window shows I'm connected, that the device is a modem, but the tab says eth0, and no activity anywhere. My eth0 is completely unused, so no activity is correct, but how can I monitor my ppp0 connection? I'd prefer the MCC way since it's very nice (if it weren't broken. , so I'd prefer to stay away from workarounds like using kppp ).
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I thought I'd bump this and see if anyone has ever found a solution? I simply want to monitor my modem connection using the (otherwise) very nice MDV tool in MCC....
 
Old 09-13-2005, 07:49 PM   #3
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KPPP is pretty much the only viable option.

MCC is extremely buggy anyway. For occasional use and configuration, it's extremely useful. Don't depend on it, however.
 
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Dang, MCC was nice to just right click->Connect, right click->Disconnect (after dragging the sub-applet icon to the menubar); kppp takes more clicks. I guess that's the best MDV has though, I just really wish it worked like XP, where any network connection that's down but is requested can (with one checkbox) always be started automatically, so I never have to ->Connect, ->Disconnect anything.
 
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Well, my friend, Linux is not XP and if you really want it to be.... USE XP.
 
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I do. However I don't think the solution is "this is bad, give up and use something else", I think a better solution would be to fix what's bad. And before irrelevant flames about "why don't you just write the code yourself and stop complaining!", I have done that too.
 
Old 09-16-2005, 11:45 AM   #7
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The only reason that it is bad to you is that you're comparing Linux to Windows. LINUX IS NOT WINDOWS and makes no effort to be, whatsoever. If you like using Windows then by all means, continue to waste your money.

Linux is what it is, and Linux IS NOT Windows so it's an apple/orange comparison trying to compare the two.
 
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I know Linux isn't Windows. I don't know any claim I or anyone else has made on this board that state Linux is Windows. In fact, most claims on this board clearly state Linux is not Windows -- at least from what I've read. I actually use both Windows and Linux, depending on what I need an OS for at the moment (compliance testing, development work, gaming, et cetera). I compare the two because they are both attempting to succeed in the same marketplace and therefore there is quite a lot of feature overlap. I find it beneficial to compare these features to see how they can use one another as examples for where one went right, and one went wrong.

Before I delve into updating open source code to solve a problem of mine, I like to ask around and make sure I'm not reinventing the wheel. As such, I post on message boards like this to try and explain what I'd like to do, and see if it's already been done. Sometimes an explanation of that feature as it exists in another OS -- like Windows -- is the most succinct way to describe that feature. If Windows has a better feature than Linux I'd like to bring that feature to Linux, just like if Linux has a better feature, I would like someone to bring that feature to Windows (I don't do any Windows development, so I can't fill that role right now). Obviously you disagree with trying to enhance features on Linux, if the enhancements happen to match existing features on Windows, so we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. And based on feedback I've gotten on other forums (most notably KDE folks), I assure you I am not the only one who is seeking this feature. Now smile and have a nice weekend.
 
  


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