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Old 08-12-2003, 11:10 AM   #1
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Controlling dialup via MS-Windows?

I am wondering if there's a Linux implementation of the following, which I will demonstate with a screenshot as I'm not sure what its proper name is.

The problem: I am sharing my connection to Windows users by using NAT. Wonderful. It works very well. But since it's dialup, it is not always connected. I have a limited amount of hours per month and can't waste time with it idling overnight, etc.

Currently if I am not here, for anyone else to connect the internet I have to give them shell access to login via ssh and type 'ppp-go'.
I don't want to give them shell access, and it's not exactly convenient for them either.

So why not use dial on demand? Simple. I can't afford the risk. phone calls cost money and I don't have access to these peoples PC's to make sure they don't have crappy software trying to access outside IP's. It could also waste my monthly time.

What I really need is the ability to click a button in Windows to connect the servers dial-up.

I found the following projects by searching

But none seem to be compatible with the Windows method, meaning I'd have to install, configure, show each person how to use it. I'll go ahead and use one of the above if there is no Linux daemon for the gateway control protocol shown in the above screenshot.

Any suggestions?
Old 08-12-2003, 12:27 PM   #2
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Suggest trying to setup ssh keys for quick logins to your server, then simpy making a shortcut that runs a call to your server (ssh yourserver) then just runs one command to dial-up to the internet. Let me know if this works or e-mail me for more details on how to set this up (


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