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Post by UNHAPPY_LINUX_USE » Fri, 07 Feb 1997 04:00:00



Dear Newsgroup Reader ,
        Please teach me how to set up my home pc running Slackware Linux 3.0 (Kerenl 1.2.13) to entertain login via telephone
line (i.e. dial-up method) in details (especially step by step) . (getty? agetty? mgetty? ...)
        Also , how to set up it as a BBS ? (Please explain in details , too.)
        Can one be given the choice to launch a X-windows application when the System Administrator types in "xhost
+<client_username>" merely ? Please let me the whole picture !
        Besides , can I launch a X-windows application when setting TERM=vt100 ? Otherwise , please let me all the
environments and TERMs under which one can do so .
        Wish you a Happy Lunar (Chinese) New Year ! (To all races!)

                                                                Regards ,
                                                                        UNHAPPY_LINUX_USER

 
 
 

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Post by Dick Erlach » Fri, 07 Feb 1997 04:00:00



>Dear Newsgroup Reader ,
>    Please teach me how to set up my home pc running Slackware Linux 3.0 (Kerenl 1.2.13) to entertain login via telephone
>line (i.e. dial-up method) in details (especially step by step) . (getty? agetty? mgetty? ...)
>    Also , how to set up it as a BBS ? (Please explain in details , too.)
>    Can one be given the choice to launch a X-windows application when the System Administrator types in "xhost
>+<client_username>" merely ? Please let me the whole picture !
>    Besides , can I launch a X-windows application when setting TERM=vt100 ? Otherwise , please let me all the
>environments and TERMs under which one can do so .
>    Wish you a Happy Lunar (Chinese) New Year ! (To all races!)

>                                                            Regards ,
>                                                                    UNHAPPY_LINUX_USER

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one question at a time, please . . .

I'm presently wrestling with the problem you start with.  It is really quite
straightforward if you don't mind each caller having to login via the shell.
This is both a nuissance to the caller and a security risk to the server,
however.  You're on the right track with the question of "getty, agetty,
mgetty" and agetty is what I use, since it is what came with my LINUX.  You
must list each port name, together with the computer/port data rate (just one)
and you must discourage your computer from negotiating a new data rate, since
the modems are best left to work that out between themselves, so you can pick
the optimal data rate for proper bandwidth allocation.  

I know you're tired of reading this, but the man-pages will give you the
information you need to get your modem to answer.  Just be careful about the
contents of the init string.  My agetty doesn't like the '&' character.

Following the instructions for your getty will take you to the point of being
able to login from a remote site.  After that, you're on your own.  If you
figure out how to get into a PAP-authenticated PPP session from there, without
having to go through shell login, please let me know.

regards,

Dick