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Re: Ideas for pppconfig



On debian-devel, John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org> wrote:
> Yes.  It won't be in the first release of 2.0, but something of the sort
> will be in a subsequent release.

So what else is planned for the 2.0 release? I saw the dynamic DNS that was
mentioned, looks pretty cool, anything else?

> Perhaps you could start collecting the data?  Maybe set up a web page or
> something?  I don't have the resources to do that.

Demon have a lot of numbers:

>Cable and Wireless: 0845 301 1666
>
>COLT ROMP:    Analogue  0845 353 5666   (also handles 33.6 Kb/s)
>              ISDN      0845 353 5667
>
>Energis ROMP: Analogue  0845 079 8666
>              ISDN      0845 079 8667
>
>Orange ROMP:  0973 100666   (available only from Orange phones using
>                             the Nokia data card)
This one is good, if you have a orange mobile phone and data card the
connection is completely digital, like ISDN only slower. I think it about
9600 baud (ouch!) but, instant connection time, no carrier negotiation.
>
>COLT ROMP:
>    0171 664 0666
>
>Energis ROMP:
>    0113 298 9666    01386 669666    0151 210 9666    01746 659666
>    0114 238 9666    01422 509666    01524 459666     01749 909666
>    0115 954 9666    01423 309666    01526 659666     01765 509666
>    0116 290 9666    01434 209666    01539 479666     01768 339666
>    0117 981 9666    01434 669666    01543 659666     01772 489666
>    0118 928 9666    01443 389666    01572 809666     01874 549666
>    01203 289666     01451 659666    01582 649666     01886 659666
>    0121 275 9666    01452 359666    01600 559666     01900 559666
>    01222 279666     01454 659666    0161 385 9666    01902 469666
>    01228 509666     01458 289666    01629 509666     0191 247 9666
>    01260 509666     01462 289666    01636 699666     0191 350 9666
>    01278 509666     01469 469666    01669 889666     01928 559666
>    01289 509666     01488 559666    01724 889666     01933 709666
>    01302 609666     01491 509666    01729 909666     01937 909666
>    01327 659666     01507 409666
>
>COLT ROMP:      Analogue  +44 171 664 0666
>                ISDN      +44 171 664 0667
>
>Energis ROMP:   Analogue  +44 121 275 9666
>                ISDN      +44 121 275 9667

What would be the best way of showing them to the user and asking them to
select one? Some are local numbers some are nationwide numbers charged at a
local rate.

They except PAP and scripted logins. PPP and SLIP are supported.

Other information avaliable is DNS IP addresses (primary and secondary),
addresses for the smtp smarthost, pop3 server, news server, irc servers, and 
ntp servers. There are status reports avaliable via finger (3 types depending
on name fingered). Announce mailing list address, important web address like
web mail and password changing access.

Some of this information is clearly nothing to do with pppconfig. But, it
would be a shame it if were not avaliable.

Again just random thoughts.
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