If you are using Linux with gui, you can configure this using kppp in kde a
you in Windows >> Dial up Networking. At the shell prompt, you can invoke
wvdial. wvdial uses ppp and chap. It would be useful to look up /etc/ppp
directory. I'm sure a HOWTO for this is available in tldp.
My set up is as follows:
Standard rh linux has a pppd script in /etc/rc.d/init.d. Look up
/etc/rc.d/rc.local file. This is executed last on boot up. You can put in a
script if you want.
Alternatively, go to /etc/ppp. You'll see a script called ppp-on. ppp-on
invokes pppd with ppp-on-dialer as the script. Follow this trail and you'll
know where to give the username, passwords etc. Once this is done, if you
execute ppp-on, you should an output that looks like
Using interface ppp0
Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyS0 (com1 port as configured)
sent [LCP ConfReq id=......
rcvd [LCP ConfReq...... (many lines showing the negotiation)
sent [PAP AuthReq ....
rcvd [PAP AuthAck....
Remote message: Login OK
sent [IPCP.... (again a few lines)
Local IP address is .....
Remote IP address is ....
Script /etc/ppp/ip-up started (pid xxx)
Script /etc/ppp/ip-up finished (pid xxx), status=0x0 (if ok) 0x1 if abnormal
You can put any shell commands in ip-up which will then get executed on
connection coming up. Similarly, ip-down will execute on link going down.
[mailto:ilugc-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Sriram Karra
Sent: 11 September 2002 12:07
To: Raghuraman Ramamurthy
Subject: Re: [Ilugc] Help - Connecting to Internet through Linux
"Raghuraman Ramamurthy" <Raghuraman_R01@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Hi, I need a help on connecting to Internet through Linux.I have a
dishnet dialup account. When i tried to configure,it is asking for
the IP address.But i am not provided with the IP address of
Dishnet.It seems only users with cable modem will be given the
static IP. What else could be done???Pls suggest some info on this.