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Re: [SLUG] wvdial Error Messages
- To: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] wvdial Error Messages
- From: Jon Biddell <jon@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Aug 15 21:45:31 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: Bowen Mountain Systems
- Reply-to: jon@xxxxxxxxx
On Tue, 15 Aug 2000, you wrote:
> > Jon Biddell wrote:
> > Does anyone know if wvdial logs these connection attempts anywhere ?
> > The MAN pages don't make specific mention of a log file.
> How are you running wvdial?
> It doesn't do logging automagically, rather you need to tell it to. My
> wvdial startup script looks like:
> wvdial >/var/log/wvdial.log 2>&1 &
> I know, it's primitive, but so's my connection at the moment! :)
Mine's even more primative....
I wasn't aware that you had to direct the output like that - I thought
it would keep a msg file somewhere....
Speaking of primative connections, the back of INTERNET.AU has an ad
for satellite access from Access1 at $29/mo - 128k download, modem for
upload (standard stuff) - 750Mb/mo download limit...
Spoke to them today and they said they do not support Linux and expect
a Windows machine to get the connection going - they don't support
gateways / networks, etc.
Their technical manager emailed me the links to the necessary drivers
to get it working, and said that there are a few people running servers
on it - unofficially they don't care....
Have a look at www.access1.net.au if you're interested - I'm thinking
of taking him up on his offer of a free temporary installation to get
the Linux side working and write the doco for them (for a suitably
large fee, of course !!!)
"It is irresponsible to connect a Windows machine
to the Internet" ....... John Wiltshire (SLUG)