What is it you want to do over your ppp link? If it is just email and web,
I would suggest running Netscape as an initial setup while you configure
try "apt-get communicator" (I think that is the package name) if your
sources.list file is set up.
Otherwise you need to configure the applications to do certain things with
your ISP to send email etc. There is plenty of online info, try the mailing
list archive as a first step, there have been some messages there recently.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, July 16, 1999 8:30 AM
Greetings all-- Chapter 2 in my riveting saga.
It seems that Debian 2.1.8 does not support the Diamond Supra 288i
SP modem-- at least not mine. After two weeks of trying to get the OS to
detect the damned thing, I gave up and replaced it with a scrounged-up
Sportster 28800. Viola! Instant detection: ttyS3, 16550A UART, 115200
bps. My "wvdial" command bought up my ISP okay, (1500 MTU) and the PPP
daemon makes a solid connection.
That's the good news. The bad news is it just sits there, without
so much as a prompt. Obviously, I need to set up for e-mail and for
actually getting on the net, but I don't know how. The distribution
includes packages like "exim," "elm-me+", and "procmail," that are (I
gather) supposed to do e-mail, but their manual pages seem to ignore how
to make them interface with PPP, and nothing in all my PPP info tells me
Can anyone give me a hint? Thanks. --- Max Albert
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