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Old 09-29-2008, 10:23 AM   #1
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Question creating multiple connections

i use dsl connection to cnnct to the internet through my ubuntu pc.
In ubuntu,at first i had to run pppoeconf command to enter my user name and password(this edits the dsl-provider file) each time i connect to the net i use the pon dsl-provider command..
what i want to know is stated below -

# i have three username-passwrds that cnnct to the internet..
only the 1st one has unlimited broadband priviledge but it is much slower than the others

each time if i wish to cnnct by different usernames, i have to run the pppoeconf command and scan my devices and provide my 2nd or 3rd username and paswrd ..
when i will shift to my 1st one...i have to repeat this tedious procedure again....
i guess ..u all will agree with me that this is a frustrutaing thing to do all the time...
in windows xp i can create many simultaneous connections (eg. MyConnection1,MyConnection2,MyConnection3 etc)...and cnnct through wichever i wish with just 2 piece of clicks

---- so,how can i keep simultaneous 2,3 connection files and cnnct through which ever i like without the pppoeconf shit all the time??
Old 09-29-2008, 10:43 AM   #2
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Do you mean you are using the connections at the same time? Or just that you use one or another at different times? I suspect the later...

I use multiple connections (but not at the same time) which creates a problem because the connections have different nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf. Rather than reconfiguring each time, make different copies of your "dsl-provider file" and run the whole thing with a script that copies the correct one in first:


cp /etc/pppoe/providerfile.copy1 /etc/pppoe/providerfile &&
pppoe-up (or whatever command you use)
Just call that script "connect1" and that's all you'll have to type next time. I don't use pppoe so I'm not familiar with how to launch it, but hopefully the logic here is clear: the destination file of the copy is the real name of the file that pppoe uses, the source file is one version of what it should look like.

Important: use the double ampersand (&&) after the cp command to make sure it completes successfully before you attempt to connect.
Old 09-29-2008, 10:58 AM   #3
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that was nice..
let me try first


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