I have rh7.1 linux box set up as gateway for a couple of other computers on
a home network. What I would like to be able to do is put the right
commands in the right places so that all I have to do is turn on the linux
box and it will be primed to make the connection to my ISP. I have most of
the pieces in place and working. I use the rhPPP dialer to activate the
connection to my ISP. I have diald set up so that when someone needs a
connection, the modem dials. I use firestarter to run iptables firewall.
(A uniqueness about it though is that it cannot be started until after the
connection is made. (This is what the author of firestarter suggests doing
if address appear to be blocked if started prior to connection.)) I am
still somewhat a newbie with linux. I have looked at ip-up and attempted
to create an ip-up.local to put the firestarter command in, but it does not
appear to do anything. Therefore, I am not actually sure it is ip-up that
I am using. I also looked at wvdial.conf, looks to have some familiar
lines but still not sure where to go. Can someone pint me in the right
places? Let me know if you need more info.