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Old 07-02-2004, 09:20 PM   #1
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connecting two computers using telephone & modem

i own a computer with LInux & Xp . my friend owns a computer with XP. my friend wants to connect with me by dialing to my computer. i dont want to use internet to connect with my friend . that is i want to act as an ISP . what i have to do. my friend dials to my computer and only telephone rings going on . how to make my computer respond to the dials and provide a user with a login screen?
Old 07-02-2004, 09:25 PM   #2
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is your friend trying to connect to CP or Linux? or does it not matter as long as he can connect?
Old 07-02-2004, 11:02 PM   #3
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mgetty can answer your modem ....
it may not be installed so you might have to install it
you will have to edit
/etc/mgetty/login.conf and mgetty.conf
it should install with some sample configs

and set mgetty to listen to the modem
modify /etc/inittab to include
(adjust S3 and ttyS3 to your moden device) S3 is like Winblows COM4
23 is to listen for run level 2 and 3
-s 57600 is 56K
-x0 is low debugging level

S3:23:respawn:/sbin/mgetty -x0 -s 57600 ttyS3

if someone wants to dialin using winblows you may have to modify
/etc/ppp/options (add a DNS entry)
/etc/ppp/pap-secrets (to allow the use of /etc/passwd for login)

sounds like a fun project


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