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Re: External modem

Todd A. Jacobs writes:
> What is pon?

The standard Debian command-line tool for starting PPP.  'poff' stops PPP.
Pppconfig, which is part of the base system and is run during installation,
configures PPP for use with pon and poff [1].

> What package does it belong to?


> Most people use wvdial, with a nice front-end such as gnome-ppp.

gpppon provides a GUI for pon and poff.

[1] Actually pppconfig configures PPP in the way recommended by the
upstream PPP maintainers.  Any program that follows those recommendations
will work with its configurations.
John Hasler

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