Re: dial up connection
On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 08:11:01PM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 09:40:45PM -0600, John Hasler wrote:
> > Mark Grieveson wrote:
> > > Is there a graphical application for achieving a dial-up connection for
> > > xfce?
> > Try gpppon. It is essentially a GUI wrapper around pon and poff.
> > Configure PPP with pppconfig.
> > Andrew Sackville-West writes:
> > > what group is pppd? I think you can just add yourself to the dialout
> > > group.
> > You need to be in the "dip" group. No need to be in "dialout".
> okay, I'll buy that, but then what's dialout for? is it just for
> dialing the phone (say for a voice or fax call?) as opposed to making
> a ppp connection?
Its for dialing out directly with the modem e.g. with minicom.