Two ISPs: call only one of them

Two ISPs: call only one of them

Post by » Wed, 15 Jul 1998 04:00:00


I would like a setup where my linux box may connect to one
of two (or more) ISP with ppp (ipppd actually). It should
try one of them first, and if this is busy try the next.

These are my questions:

Do I need two ipppX devices?
Do I have to run one ipppd for each ISP?
How do I tell which pap-user should be used fpr login?
How do I tell which default name server should be used?

I can dial each of the ISP without problems but I have to
restart the whole isdnutils system (debian) to switch
between them. I think the computer should do this for me :-)

Thank you for any suggestions.



1. Two computers, Two ISP accounts, one 10Base-2 localnet?


I'm trying to set this up and am having a hard go at it.  Hopefully
someone will be able to give me a quick answer.

The setup:
  I and my rommate have Linux running over a 10Base-2 network in our
house.  We have a fully operational net (192.168.xx.xx) that we use
to play net-doom, etc.

The problem:
  We each have different Internet (PPP/dynamic) accounts with different
ISPs.  However, if one of us has a valid PPP connection, we would like
to be able to share it with the other, rather than having to establish
a second PPP connection.  Eventually, the network may expand to a third
computer, which probably won't be running Linux.

The solution:

Please Cc replies to my address, I don't often get a chance to play
on usenet.  FWIW, I run slackware 3.0 (kernel 1.2.13) and my rommate
runs slackware 2.0 (kernel 1.2.1).

Thanks in advance,
Christopher Curtis, Sun SysAdmin -
Florida Institute of Technology  - telnet 666
Melbourne, Florida  USA          - Member, Team OS/2

2. Ftape and an Iomega Ditto 3200 problems

3. One email addy on ISP, two users...Can Linux tell the difference?

4. Throughput with ethernet

5. two ISP's, one firewall

6. MS DOS Entended Partitions

7. Need Advice: One subnet to use two *different* ISP links...

8. linux and g-100

9. Two isp connections on one server

10. Two ISPs -- one BSD firewall

11. Routing to two ISP's instead of one: what replaces default route?

12. How do you route two ISP into one ehternet segment?

13. two routers (two wans) connecting to one lan using two nics.