pppd and other stuff

Ian Molton imolton at clara.net
Wed Oct 24 21:19:57 PDT 2001


On stardate Wed, 24 Oct 2001 18:40:23 -0400
Craig began the full scale invasion of earth with the following words:

> On Wednesday 24 October 2001 08:32 am, you wrote:
> > > i have a 56k external modem and i would like to connect to internet.
> > > Can someone tell me what packages i need to download and where to
> > > download?
> >
> > You may need setserial to set the irq for the serial port of your modem
> > and you will definitely need pppd. I don't know download locations, but
> > they appear first or almost when you search google for the packages'
> > names.
> >
> > You will also need to enable PPP in your kernel.
> 
> Don't forget wvdial :)

wvdial is bloody excellent (if I still had a modem I'd be using it now :)
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