Setup as follows:-
win98 box with an internal modem and scheduling software that
automatically logs onto the internet, to collect mail/news.
linux box (2.2.12 RH5.2) with demand dialing pppd, with external modem.
Both modems use the same phoneline
The win98 dials and connects fine but only manages to get 2 or 3 emails
before the linux box decides to connect and throws the win98 (Now cheers
for linux, I'm sure it was not built into pppd to do this whenever a
win98 machine accesses the phoneline) machine of the internet/phoneline.
Now is this the modem discovering the line is active...? No surely not
Is it stray TCP/IP packets activating pppd?
I need to stop this until I have figured out how I can get my mail/news
package to pass through the linux modem via either a firewall or IP
masquerading. It needs to access post.demon.co.uk or pop3.demon.co.uk,
ntp.demon.co.uk & news.demon.co.uk through the linux box.
Mark Worsdall - Oh no, I've run out of underpants :(
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