[techtalk] using ppp as non root user

Alain Toussaint alain at cyber-horizons.com
Fri Nov 19 15:13:20 EST 1999

> Of course, if you have the right sort of net connection you
> can just set the ppp script to run on startup and remain up
> the whole time the machine is booted... <grin>

if you'd like to have your ppp connection up all the time,in debian,you can do
it by mv /etc/ppp/no_ppp_on_boot to /etc/ppp/ppp_on_boot,look in your
/etc/init.d or /etc/rc* (don't know the exact syntax on the various distro)
for a ppp (or similar file) script,it will give you telltale about configuring
ppp to be up at boot,alternatively,if you have a static ip,you can configure
pppd to behave like diald (which open the connection on an as needed
basis),it's more simple to use but you have to enter your ip and the ip of the
server (or the dial-in terminal server,i'm still reading on how to config
it),IMHO pppd is easier to configure than diald for this if you don't have
dyn. addressing.

Alain Toussaint

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