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Old 06-06-2003, 12:23 PM   #1
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Auto-Connect to internet on boot


I have a server running SuSE 8.1 Pro with a DSL connection to the internet. I would like to be able to have it automatically connect to the internet after rebooting, so if I reboot it remotely it will automatically be available to the world. As it stands, if I reboot it, I have to log into kde and click on the kinternet icon (to get that green circle background) and then it will connect.

Surely there must be an easier way.

Thanks for the help.

Steve
 
Old 06-06-2003, 12:28 PM   #2
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there is, if it's the same system as my adsl (speedtouch), you'll just have to run these lines on startup:
modem_run -f /path/to/mgmt.o -m (loads the firmware)
pppd call <filename in /etc/ppp/peers>

so pppd is the thing you want to look into.
 
Old 06-06-2003, 01:50 PM   #3
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if you don't have an internal modem, pppoe, would the same info apply? If so, would you know how to make it an init.d startable module?
 
Old 06-06-2003, 02:43 PM   #4
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You have to find out what commands you need to use to start your modem/uplink.
Then you can ass those lines to /etc/rc.d/rc.local, it's very easy that way.
 
Old 06-06-2003, 03:27 PM   #5
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I hate to sound naggy, but how would one go about finding which command starts pppoe?

As always, thanks sooo much for all of your help so far.

Steve
 
  


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