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Re: dialing question

	Try using commas (,).  eg:


	The commas usually insert pauses into the dialing string.  I
guess this is standard (I remember using it on Windows to cancel call
waiting (ie - *70,5551234) and I've used it under GNU/Linux also) but
I had to dig pretty deep for it.  (I searched Google for `linux ppp
pause' and they gave a link to a 5 year old copy of the PPP HOWTO!)

	There's no explicit way to tell it to `wait for a tone', not
that I'm aware of anyway, so you'll just have to play with the commas
until you get something that works.  (ie - add or delete commas)

	Also, I've been using WvDial for a while and I've found it
quite nice.  You can define multiple calling profiles so that you
don't have to keep editing the script when you travel.  You could have
a dialer profile for home (the default) and travel ( or something),
with home as the default.  Then, whenever you're at home, a simple
`wvdial` will connect for you, but a `wvdial travel` will work when
you're away.  I use this for when I visit my parents, so that I can
use thier ISP.

	Anyway, how it works!


On Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 01:52:01PM -0700, Mark Barnes wrote:
> I use the scripts configured with pppconfig to dial my service provider.  When I'm local, the script just dials the 7-digit number.  When I'm travelling outside of my service provider's area, I edit the script (/etc/chatscripts/provider) and add the area code.  I'd like to edit the script to: (1) dial the toll-free number on my long-distance calling card, (2) wait for the tone, (3) enter the 4-digit code, (4) wait for a dial tone, and (5) dial the ISP's phone number.  I've looked over the documnetation, but I can't figure out how to get those pauses into the script.  Can anyone point me in the right direction here?  I use scripts from the Debian ppp package, but if one of the other dialers (wvdial, diald, x-isp) handles this better, I'd switch.
> Perhaps this question is only peripherally related to laptops, or to Debian; if so, I'll apologize in advance.

Clayton Carter   crcarter @ cs indiana edu
"My mom says I'm the handsomest guy [at work]"

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