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Old 08-31-2004, 11:38 PM   #1
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Trying to convert users to Linux!


But the problem is, he uses AOL Cable broadband service. To me that just means, its a cable modem, just like comcast or anyother cable service. However, I know AOL has some type of software they use to authenticate user names and passwords. Would I just be able to setup PengAOL on his machine to do this? Or what does he need to connect using AOL?

One user at a time,

Mike
 
Old 08-31-2004, 11:55 PM   #2
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I'm not exactly sure, but it may be PPPOE type service? You can always try it out in Knoppix first to see if it will work-

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Old 08-31-2004, 11:59 PM   #3
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I thought about that, but wasnt sure how the pppoe service would work with a cable modem. I thought pppoe was used for dsl?
 
Old 09-01-2004, 04:34 AM   #4
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As far as I know, PPPoE is just an authentication service and doesn't require DSL to work. It's just that most Cable providers use different methods of authentication such as *shudder* MAC address checking. (A friend of mine has a cable account that uses MAC checking)
 
Old 09-01-2004, 09:13 AM   #5
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What type of authentication does AOL use? Would SuSE 9.1 provide this method to authenticate to AOL?

SuSE is the distro I recommended to him. Any tips on converting someone to linux would be helpful. Like what should I setup for him, what tips should I give him, etc...

Mostly, he is concerned about not being able to connect to the internet.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 08:18 PM   #6
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I came across the follwwing:
http://lists.suse.com/archive/suse-l...-Mar/0688.html
 
Old 09-03-2004, 06:35 AM   #7
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that link is broken? can you re post?
 
Old 09-03-2004, 03:49 PM   #8
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I came across the the other link with a google search on
{"linux" & "AOL"}

You might also try the following
www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialAOL.html
 
  


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