[buug] Newbie question
mjh at aciri.org
Wed Oct 25 09:55:04 PDT 2000
>I'm using FreeBSD and trying to connect to the internet via modem. but so
>far I haven't been able to figure out how to get things configured. First,
>how can I use the distfiles on the cdrom to install programs. And how do I
>configure my Diamond Supra Express 56K External modem so that I can get to
For the modem question, you need to edit /etc/ppp/ppp.conf to
something along the following lines:
set device /dev/cuaa0
set speed 115200
set dial "ABORT BUSY ABORT NO\\sCARRIER TIMEOUT 5 \"\" AT \
OK-AT-OK ATE1Q0 OK \\dATDT\\T TIMEOUT 40 CONNECT"
allow users your_local_username
set phone 1234567
set authkey your_password
set authname your_remote_username
set login "ABORT NO\\sCARRIER TIMEOUT 5 ogin: \\U word: \\P ==> ppp"
set timeout 600
set ifaddr 10.0.0.1/0 10.0.0.2/0 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0
add default HISADDR
This assumes the modem speaks AT commands and is plugged into the
first serial port.
Change /dev/cuaa0 to /dev/cuaa1 if you've got it plugged into the
second serial put.
Substitute your local username for "your_local_username" above, your
username at your ISP for "your_remote_username", your ISP's phone
number for "1234567", and your password with your ISP for
"your_password". In general it's not a really good idea to put the
password in here, but it depends on the circumstances of who will be
using the machine, and what the consequences of losing this password
The line you'll almost certainly need to tailor is the "set login"
line. The one above looks for the string "ogin:" and sends the
username, then look for the string "word:" and sends the password,
then looks for "==>" then sends the command "ppp".
To figure out what these should be, start ppp by running:
then type "term" at the prompt, and dial manually:
or whatever your ISP's phone number is. Then look and see what the
prompts are in your particular case.
Once you've got all this configured, you should be able to type:
and at the prompt type "dial" and it should connect. You'll know it's
worked when all the lowercase p's have turned into uppercase P's.
Hope this helps!
More information about the buug