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Quote:> Hi, I'm a newbie to Linux and am trying to figure out how to dial into
> my ISP. I've read on a site that RH has an X-windows configured PPP
> dial up system, but haven't been able to find it. If this animal
> exists, could somebody tell me the name?
As root in an xterm, type "control-panel" to open the control panel applet
(or it comes up when you enter X as root, I believe). Select from the
options the networking setup. PPP is one of several types of links you
can set up. I don't recall the details, but a bit of browsing should at
least find it for you.
Personally, I like X-ISP, http://users.hol.gr/~dbouras/, which can be used
with any distribution. It provides some useful additional information and
options, like a display of the PPP uptime, connect speed, and IP address,
as well as the ability to auto-dial through a sequence of numbers (in case
your ISP has several dialups and the first is busy). I've seen RPMs of
various versions of X-ISP, but I don't recall any URLs offhand. Whether
you install from an RPM or compile it yourself, be sure to read the
documentation on installation; it includes very useful information on
setting permissions and ownership of various files to allow you to make a
PPP link as an ordinary user or only as root.
Rod Smith Author of:
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