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Connecting two machines with PPP

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Ok liet`s say i have 2 PC`s one running win95 other Linux 2.0. I would like to connect this two machines with ppp over a telephone line so that the user using Win95 can access other machine resources like telnet, ftp and so on. note that there is no network or network cards installed.

Please help!

P.S. BTW is there a way to do it??
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Yes there is a way to do this and it's not too difficult.
If you go to /etc/innitab you will see some example configs for setting up agetty or uugetty or getty on your nominated serial line.

Then you will need to create a short awk script or similar to start ppp for the dial in user, eg-

#!/bin/bash
PPPHOSTS="/usr/local/etc/hosts.ppp
ETCHOSTS="/etc/hosts"

ttydev=`tty`
ttyid=`basename $ttydev`
ip=`awk -vTTY=$ttyid \
               'BEGIN {
                    FS = +\t\t*"
               }
               {
                    if ($1 == TTY) print $2
               } ' $PPPHOSTS`

if [ "$ip" = "" ]
then
   echo "ppp: can't assign IP  address for this terminal port" 1>&2
   exit 1
fi

#Obtain local ip address

hostname=`hostname`
localip=`grep $hostname $ETCHOSTS | cut -d'          ' -f1`

echo "ppp: connecting local ($localip) to remote ($ip)"
/usr/sbin/pppd modem ${localip}:${ip}
 

Calll this script ppp and make it executable for all.

Then throw this next file into /usr/local/etc/ and call it hosts.ppp-

#This file maps ip addresses to dial in ports

cua1                  aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd

This file should start with the name of your dial in port ie cua1 is usually com2 on most boxes. Note that you must "TAB" to the next part of the file which is your ip address for that port.

Then try dialling in from your win95 machine using the "bring up terminal window after dialling" option in dial up networking. After it connectsa black post dial terminal screen will pop up asking for a login prompt. Enter the username and password for your ppp user and then type ppp at the shell prompt. This will initiate ppp and will start a ppp session between the two boxes.

If you need further advice please mail me at jasons@aone.com.au

Jason
Create a test account called for eg ppp and modify its login directory to
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