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Re: Modem Script Generator

On Jul 02, Mike Giardino wrote:
> I'm new to debian linux so I thought I'd ask here about the usefulness of
> what I am trying to develop. I have used Slackware for a couple years now
> and at my new job I am finally learning to program well. I always
> remembered in Slackware when I first started trying to set up PPP, it was
> almost impossible. Most ISPs don't have linux modem dialup scripts so I
> was forced to hunt and hunt until I found one that I could modify to my
> needs. Now that I realize the practical applications of some programming
> languages, I figured it would be nice for newbies to have a simple perl
> script that asked them all the information needed about their ISP and
> connection and all and then create a PPP dialup script. I looked through
> debian and didn't see one, but like I said, I'm new to debian so if I
> overlooked one sorry to post a big message thats useless. 

I think there's a package called "pppconfig" or something like that in the
admin section.  It probably does what you're looking for.

The ppp package also comes with a sample script (it's not quite intuitive
enough for people making the transition from Win95, but anyone who's ever
written a dialer script [i.e. anyone that owned a computer and used PPP
before Win95] should be able to hande it).

> On a more personal note, I have been reading this and other debian lists
> for a week or so now and I am very impressed with the cooperation and lack
> of hostile flames and such. It really encourages me to see such an open
> (hmm, they don't call debian open for nothing i suppose :) enviroment for
> both programmers and newbies.

Strange, you must be living in a cave or something :-) Of course, I've never
been on the Red Hat or Slackware lists, so I can't say if you're correct.

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