[clug] Netspeed satlink & ppp dialers...

Rasjid Wilcox rasjidw at openminddev.net
Mon Jun 9 23:40:47 EST 2003

On Monday 09 June 2003 18:46, Geoff Smith wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm having problems dialing into netspeed to connect to their satlink
> plan. (I think the satlink part is irrelevant, it's really just a
> standard dialup ppp connection).
> I've always used wvdial to do my dialling, but for some reason with
> netspeed, it always takes 3 or 4 attempts before it will set up a
> connection correctly. Every other time it tells me INVALID LOGIN.
> KPPP works fine. Every time I use kppp to dial up, it connects first go.
> That's great, except my gateway box sits in a corner out of the way with
> no screen and keyboard, I only ssh in. With X forwarding, kppp works
> fine over ssh, up to the point I want to terminate the ssh session. As
> soon as I kill it, kppp dies. It seems that the "Disconnect on X server
> shutdown" option makes no difference. It dies both ways, ticked or not.
> So, any suggestions for any of the following....
> a) make wvdial work every time with netspeed
> or
> b) make kppp not kill the ppp session if it is killed.
> or
> c) any console ppp dialers that work as well as kppp?

Have a look at masqdialer (http://w3.cpwright.com/mserver/) and some of its 
alternatives.  I know I used to use a console dialer that I was very happy 
with, but that was over 2 years ago and I can't remember its name.  If I 
could just find the 500MB harddrive it ran on...  It may have been 
linecontrol.  (http://linecontrol.sourceforge.net/)




Rasjid Wilcox
Canberra, Australia  UTC + 10

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