Subject: Re: PPP questions (ahem)
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Dave Burgess <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/08/1996 17:48:27
> > From: Jukka Marin <>
> > Date: Thu, 8 Aug 1996 14:47:30 +0300 (EET DST)
> > 
> > I have two questions about PPP for those who know better:
> > 
> > I want to replace getty with pppd.
> Why not just make an account whose login shell is pppd?
> That way getty can still deal with line setup, etc.

This is exactly how we have set up our direct dial-in service.  The
dial-in lines use getty as their 'ttys' entry and we use pppd as the
'ttys' entry for the out-going line.

Join the two together with a couple of static routes and the GATEWAY
options, and you've created a monster (as far as the local telco is


Dave Burgess  (The man of a thousand E-Mail addresses)
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