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Old 10-18-2004, 01:23 PM   #1
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Controlling Poff/Pon on a Debian 3.0r2 server from Win clients?

I'm in the middle of installing a Debian 3.0r2 server, which a few of you may have seen already.

The Goal
My goal is to setup a text based (no X) file/print/internet/webserver server using Debian 3.0r2. With use of Samba for a few Windows clients, using DHCP for addressing. The server should have a shareable Internet connection using a 56K modem. No direct NET or DSL possible here, I'm affraid. It should also have a laser printer connected on the parallell port. The PC is an old Packard Bell 266 Intel P2 w 384 MB ram & 120 MB hdd. It has only one ethernet card, a 3COM, 3C905CX, with static IP, set to The Apache webserver should be for local net use only. The server is UPS secured by an APC (Smart-UPS) for power loss, using the apcupsd daemon, which is not yet tested. It shouldn't be that hard to fix, I thought for a couple of weeks ago anyway. Later, Webmin and PHP4 will be added.

The Question
I need to know if it's possible to let Win client users to be able to control Poff/Pon on the server to start/stop a 56K modem to establish internet connection for the LAN. If so, I would appreciate if you could clear things a bit on how to do here. I've used pppconfig to create the connection configuration, and it works from the root account, using Pon/Poff commands.

Old 10-22-2004, 01:44 PM   #2
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Hmm...strange, noone seems to have had Win clients connected to a Debian server with modem connection to Internet before. I must be the first one in the whole world. I could never have imagined that...


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