Subject: Re: Installing 1.1 via PPP(?)
To: Michael L. Hitch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jose Alburquerque <email@example.com>
Date: 12/07/1995 00:02:57
On Wed, 6 Dec 1995, Michael L. Hitch wrote:
> On Dec 5, 11:17pm, Jose Alburquerque wrote:
> > The instructions hint on installing 1.1 through ftp using a PPP
> > connection, would anyone have any clue as to how this is done when
> > istalling from scratch?
> Well, I managed to do it, just to see if it could be done.
> > my root and /usr partitions. I just have no idea as to how to start up a
> > PPP connection at this point. Would anyone have this information?
> I had to make a few additions to the miniroot filesystem before I could
> get everything going. There are some directories and files which need to
> be added to get tip and pppd to run. I had to create the lock directory
> for tip, and it seems like there was another directory required before I
Where do you have to put the lock directory? Are there any files that
should be in the lock subdirectory?
> got tip to work. I also don't think /etc/remote existed, or maybe it did,
> but there wasn't an entry for my MultiFaceCard III serial port. Then I
> ran into another problem getting tip to run, which turned out to not
> having a HOME environment variable defined (which caused tip to get a
> segment violation).
I've never heard of tip. How's it used and how's it related to pppd and
/etc/remote? Do I have to have an /etc/remote to use tip, pppd, and
kermit? I have the NetBSD-Amiga Networking FAQ. Should I follow the
directions there? (I'm sorry for all the questions, I guess I'm sort of
new at this :(
> Once I got a serial connection going (actually, at that point, I was using
> kermit - which was available on another disk partition that I could mount),
> I then had some fun getting the PPP link going. The pppd program needed
> an options file which wasn't present on the miniroot. Also, my ppp
> connection needed an authorization file created.
I'll look into the authorization stuff. Also, I guess I'll download
kermit and copy it to my Amiga partition and then install it from there
using mount_ados. Any suggestions?
> > For future reference: I have a PPP account, with dynamically assigned IP
> > address. Would I be able to bring up a PPP connection once my system is
> > installed? Thanks in advance.
> Yes, you should be able to - depending on how much you know about getting
> PPP going on a Unix system (or how much help you can get from other people
> who do know).
Thanks a lot for replying! :)
> Michael L. Hitch INTERNET: firstname.lastname@example.org
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