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Re: modem ppp connection
This is an example of email I get due to out of date documentation on
On Sun, Jan 02, 2000 at 04:19:58AM +0000, shirley dwyer wrote:
> I've finally installed linux ( redhat 6.0 ) on my PC. But how do I
> get it networked, that is install a modem, as in Windows 95 - make new
> connection, entering all info such as telephone number, name server, ppp
> connections etc. Please help.
> ( I've got an external modem - netcom - tested ok with minicom
> but no ppp connection)
> I've got to the stage of GNOME or KDE but cannot find any modem
> connections. I've got a book which states cryptic commands like
> pppd /dev/modem 57600 connect /usr/bin/chan atdt8888888 ...........
> Please Help.
I don't know about how GNOME or KDE does it. There is a PPP-HOWTO
which is out of date and some other info on PPP that people have
written. I use the "wvdial" program and set it up per the man page
for it. I think I also looked at part of PPP-HOWTO. One problem with
wvdial is that you have to make some files in the /etc/ppp tree world
readable. Anyway, LDP needs to do something about the sad state of
PPP documentation. I found someone (rjayasin) who might have been
willing to do it but the author (hartr) of the current PPP-HOWTO said
he was revising it and to wait. So we've waited for many months and
nothing has come thru. I will CC this message to the LDP mailing
list and to the people mentioned in this paragraph.
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