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 .
> 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.
 Actually pppconfig configures PPP in the way recommended by the
upstream PPP maintainers. Any program that follows those recommendations
will work with its configurations.