[lug] ppp on gnome dsktop

Alan Robertson alanr at bell-labs.com
Sun Oct 24 05:50:51 MDT 1999

Chan Kar Heng wrote:
> hi all.
> this is rather a rather ridiculous question... erm..
> how do i open a dialup (ppp) connection to my isp from within gnome?
> anything like usernet or kppp? perhaps something called gppp?
> (i tried searching for something called gppp, non-existent though)
> tried using usernet.. doesn't work. noticed that there's an applet
> in gnome that has a play/pause and stop button, but can't seem to
> find where to configure it.
> dug around some HOWTOs and FAQs too.. no mention. then browsed thru
> the whole gnome online help. nothing on it...
> configured ppp0 in linuxconf though.
> i'm sure i can set up the connection manually (scripts, ifconfig, pppd,
> etc), but thought i should just try out stuffs on gnome.

I use the cool applet that comes with Gnome for this purpose.  It's called the
RH PPP dialer.  You can add it by going to the gnome foot, and going to
Panel/Add Applet/Network/RH PPP Dialer.  It will then add an amazing little
applet to the panel which has a button for connect/disconnect, modem lights and
a PPP throughput bar graph.

Try it, it's cool!

	-- Alan Robertson
	   alanr at bell-labs.com

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