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Dial-up Networking (PPP) --revised--
This is a taskhelp on PPP. I changed a few things, put it in html, and
here it is. Go over this one more time, tell me what you all think.
Title: Dial-Up Networking (PPP)
Dial-Up Networking (PPP)
This Task Help is designed to help you make a direct PPP connection to
Service Provider(ISP) using the netcfg program included with the Red Hat distribution. From
this you should be able to dial in and connect/disconnect to your ISP from the Command line
or X windows.
First you will need to obtain some information from your ISP. You
will need to find the
address of the Nameserver(s) they use, find out if they use PAP authentication, the phone number
you need to dial into, your username, and your password.
How to do it
Login as a regular user and then start Xwindows by typing 'startx'.
Once loaded, open
an nxterminal. Then change your user power to root by typing 'su', then type
the root Password. Now type 'netcfg'. Once netcfg has loaded, enter the Nameserver
address(es) under the Names tab. Then click to the 'Interfaces' tab and click on 'Add'.
'PPP' then hit 'OK'. Insert the Phone Number, login name, and password in the corresponding
text boxes. (If your ISP uses PAP authentication then click on the 'Use PAP authentication'
check box.) Then click on the 'Customize' button. Check the 'Use hardware flow control and
modem lines' box, 'Abort connection on well-known errors' box, and 'Allow any user to
(de)activate interface' box. For line speed put '115200' and for Modem port put '/dev/modem.'
Then under the 'Networking' tab click on the 'Set default route when making connection', and
any others you want. Then hit 'Done'. Then it will prompt you to save and do so. Quit the
To Connect and Disconnect
To connect to the internet from Xwindows click on the
screen and go
'Networking' then 'usernet'. After that loads, click on the button 'ppp0' (p-p-p-zero) and it
dial. To disconnect hit the 'ppp0' button again.
To connect and Disconnect From the Command Line
To connect from the command line you should make two small scripts and save them in
your home directory(/home/username). At the command line (This can be in nxterm or the
normal command line) prompt type
pico connect Then type
./ifup-ppp ifcfg-ppp0 &
Then hit ^x (control and x at the same time). Then 'y', then hit enter. Then in the same
cd /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts ;\
./ifdown-ppp ifcfg-ppp0 &
Then hit ^x, then 'y' and hit enter. Now to connect to the internet from the command line
'./connect'. To disconnect from the internet type './disconnect'.