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> 	Are there any programs available for linux that allow you to
> logon to a normal telnet getty and then start up a PPP connection from
> the command line?  I have a dialup connection to the whole network, but
> the PPP lines for this school are monstrously overcrowded.

I'm not aware of such a tool for PPP, but there is one for SLIP: 
SLiRP. Basically, you dial in, make a terminal connection, preferably
make that connection 8-bit clean, and start a daemon on the remote

Check out /usr/doc/HOWTO/mini/Dip+SLiRP+CSLIP.gz (doc-linux package).

Hope this helps,
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between betraying his country and betraying a friend he hoped he would
have the decency to betray his country.                                      
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