[ILUG] setting up ISP stuff under Linux
delphi91 at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 28 20:20:00 GMT 2000
>No, I'm talking about catering for those of us that use Linux and want to
>setup an internet connection easily.
>What I'm proposing is a script that will ask which ISP you want to setup
>(and hopefully include all the Irish ISPs) and do the donkey work.
Maybe I'm missing the point here. As I see it, you want a script to ask you
questions about the ISP so that it can create the login script, etc,
As I see it, you can't get much simpler than WVDial (Kwvdial). It asks THREE
questions: 1. Phone number to ring, 2. Username and 3. Password.
Now, as I see it, you CAN'T get much simpler than that!!!! And believe me,
I've beeen down the road of all the other possibilities.
I think you mentioned that you wanted this for the newbies to Linux. Given
that 9 times out of 10 a newbie isn't too familiar with how Linux or any
operating system works, then from my experience, a program which requires
minimum input and setup is the way to go, i.e. WVDial! Oh, and btw, I am not
affiliated to WVdial or any other dialer - Tucows says of it: "KWvDial is a
graphical re-implementation of the popular WvDial Intelligent Dialer. It
does away with Chat scripts, supports multiple profiles and generally makes
getting online a breeze."
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