[ILUG] Getting the server to dial to the net from a web browser???
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Tue Apr 10 12:26:51 IST 2001
On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 11:03:50AM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Liam Bedford thought:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 10:57:05AM +0100, Glen Gray came forth with:
> > I've been using diald for years now and am pretty happy with it. I've
> > recently setup an old P90 w/32Mb RAM as a server/gateway/firewall for
> > practice reasons and it's working quite well.
> I could be evil and suggest a *BSD userland ppp solution:
> ppp -auto <provider>
> but I won't.
> Diald served me well when I used it, apart from a few funnies with it
> dialing out because windows was doing something strange every 10 mins.
I ended up disabling dns requests as trigger which effectively kept the
doze machine behind bars
> If you're worried about cost, keep an eye on it for the first few weeks to
> see what it does. A 200 pound (weight) phone bill can be an eye-opener...
> (I actually wrote 3 sh scripts to bring the connection up and down from a
> web server... nothing spectacular, but they work...)
did similar but to be used with "Connect to Internet" and "Block Internet"
buttons in the gnome panel. I run a 4-times-per-day cron connect to
harvest email also.
diald runs on the 486 gateway/firewall and telnets the local mailserver to
tell it the connection is up and email/news harvesting runs every 3 minutes
while the connection is up. On connection down, the firewall telnets the
mailserver again to let it know and the mail harvesting stops. I'm
terribly impressed with myself though!
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
Domestic Sysadmin :-)
1:24pm up 41 days, 22:58, 0 users, load average: 0.24, 0.11, 0.07
12:40pm up 41 days, 21:50, 2 users, load average: 0.03, 0.08, 0.05
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