peter at silmaril.ie
Fri Jan 21 23:04:19 GMT 2000
On Fri, 21 Jan 2000, Donncha wrote:
> This came up last night at the CLUG meeting in the Metropole.
I've been snowed under with post-millenial crap. I'm sorry I missed this
> A few ideas were thrown around and it seems like an easyish job to write
> a script that'll setup your machine to dial your favourite ISP.
You mean an rpm with built-in knowledge of current dialups?
> It would be most useful to use the distributions' own networking tools
But I didn't think any of them supprted Linux.
> to configure it, or perhaps setup kppp to do the job. As a fallback the
> basics should be used as explained in some howto (I use netcfg..
kppp is brialliant, by far the best I have ever used.
Linuxconf for dialup spec sucks little black toads and must have been
written by someone who plainly did not understand dialup.
Netcfg is much better.
> up initially using a known local free ISP to get setting for your
> prefered ISP, no matter where you are in the world.. (need a bit of help
> for that)
Umm. No problem getting the + codes for everywhere. One of the things
Win95 did really well was the "location" part of DUN. Something kppp
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