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avatar_58 01-20-2005 12:07 PM

Initiating Connection on XP host
I have setup my Slackware 10 client to dhcp and my nameserver to my XP ICS host. Everything works great. Unfortunately, in order to connect I must manually do so on the host. I have sympatico's 128k DSL.

I know that I can set it to auto-dial...but thats not what I want.

On my XP clients (other machines) they are setup so that I can click "Connect" in the network places Sympatico connetcion and it dials in. It then creates a taskbar icon which can then be disconnected by right clicking and selecting "disconnect". I have created shortcuts on the desktops to start it up easier.

Is there anyway to do this in Linux? Maybe so that I can have an X shortcut to start it? If there is a script command I can make one easily..:(

bcal 01-20-2005 02:35 PM

one of the options on ICS is to allow other machines on the network initiate a connection - it's in the advanced tab of the proprties window of your internet connection. Does that not work?

avatar_58 01-20-2005 02:51 PM

Yes, its "allowed" to initiate a connection...but how do I do it? Like I said, I don't want it to be automatic I wish to make it manual. That way I can disconnect when needed.

See, other people use my network and also the internet. If it were automatic it would disconnect while someone else was on. I like it much better as manual. Also it stops any progams from accessing the internet by themselves without my consent (media player in xp for example).

Is there a way to make a script to activate it? I'm sure there must was all automatically created in XP...(but then again thats xp for you)

bcal 01-20-2005 02:56 PM

I think I understand now, you want the dial/disconnect confirmation screen to come up on your client - sorry, way out of my league.

avatar_58 01-20-2005 05:37 PM

Well....I don't really care if I see a confirmation screen....just so long as it does it. I mean, there has to be a way to do this since not everyone wants to stay connected to the net 24/7. :(

avatar_58 01-20-2005 06:36 PM

Ok I thought a visual aid of what I mean might help. This is a screen from my dual-boot XP install. Its connected to an XP host.

I can right click and select 'connect' in my XP box and it works. A little connection icon appears in the taskbar and can be easily disconnected when needed. I'm looking for a way to do this in linux instead of having to use a "dial-on-demand" option which would just auto dial.

avatar_58 01-25-2005 09:30 AM

Some people suggested to me that I use ssh to initiate a script on winxp to start the connection. Anyone familiar with how to do that? :(

Its really annoying how something so simple is so hard to do...:scratch: I'll get it one day

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