Re: Wharfable ISP dialer?

mark (mdkirby@blazenet.net)
Fri, 02 Apr 1999 18:05:44 -0500


David Mihm wrote:

> On Fri, 2 Apr 1999, Ed Barth wrote:
>
> ! What's the best Wharfable app I should use to establish a ppp connection
> ! with my ISP?  Currently using netcfg to make the connection but would
> ! like the ease of a one-click Wharf button to do the same.
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>         No wharfable app, that I know of, actually does anything in terms
> of "establishing" your connection.  They all just asign a script (ppp-call
> & ppp-hangup & ppp-redial) to buttons.  You'll first need to write these
> scripts no matter what you pick.  The PPP-HOWTO is your definitive
> document for this information, as well as an excellent step by step guide
> published in the Linux Journal (subscribe now if you aren't), which is web
> archived at:
> http://www.sscc.com/lj/issue36/ppp.html
> If it has moved, search the previous issues for a title "A 10-minute guide
> for using PPP to connect Linus to the Internet".
>         At this point, the "best" app is all a mater of personal
> preference, they all do the same thing, it's just what they look like
> that's different - use your own judgement.  Seearch Freshmeat.net,
> http://www.tigr.net/afterstep/as-apps/ &
> http://www.bensinclair.com/dockapp/ .
>
> HTH
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I use wmifs swallowed in my wharf.  There is also wmppp. With wmifs, you can
assign scripts to different mouse buttons.

        ~/.wmifsrc:

        left: /sbin/ifup ppp0
        middle: /sbin/ifdown ppp0

        Wharf:

        *Wharf wmifs - Swallow "wmifs" wmifs &

You can get both wmifs and wmppp at :
http://windowmaker.mezaway.org/dockapps/dockapps.html.  asppp is another
possibility.


Mark



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