control of dial up PPP connection

Asked by alpheus

I use a dial up connection forinternet access. I have to disable the 10_100 lan card in network settings to connect to my ISP. I cannot find anything along the lines of KPPP which I used to control my modem and dial up access. My modem dials my ISP as part of the boot routine when it tries to sync the system clok. This fails because the ethernetnet is showing the kernel that it is the gateway, when it actually isn't/

I would like to disable the system clock sync on intialization.

I would like to have full control of when I dial up and when I disconnect from my ISP.

[ I installed Gnome PPP and can now get onto the net. I have to deactivate mt ethernet connection in System -> Administration -> Networking as well as the modem connection .]

I would like to still be connected on my home network of 3 to 5 other computers mostly running windows xp, w2k winme,etc.

Can any of these things be done in ubuntu?

Thanks
alpheus

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Dave Meikle (dmk-uk) said :
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G'Day,

Have you tried the modem monitor applet in Gnome? IIRC, it allows you to activate and deactivate the modem from the comfort of your gnome panel.

You shouldn't have to disconnect your network card, just ensure your default gateway is your modem ppp0 (possibly). Only external requests should go through the gateway and internal requests throught your network.

Hope this helps - cheers,
Dave

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