Posted on 1997-11-10
I am a beginner in Linux. I just setup Slackware 3.4 on my office
PC-486 (AMD66, w/ 32M RAM, 2G IDE HD + 124M IDE HD). This PC is
connected to Internet through the campus network (ethernet). Everything
works very well, I can telnet/ftp to this PC, send and receive email,
etc. As the campus network has a dial-up server (for students to dial
on and then telnet to telnet host on campus, so I setup my home PC
(Pentium 133, 32M ram, 2.1G IDE HD, 28.8K Modem, running WIN 95) as a
PPP client with a static IP address. I dialed up to the campus dial-up
server and telnet to my Linux machine as root. Then I started PPP
daemon by pppd and it worked! But when I tried applications in Win 95
such as netscape and ftp, they were very slow! (for ftp, about 1K/sec).
I believe that the Modem speed on the campus dial-up server should no
slower than 28.8K, so what seems to be the problem?
BTW, before I using pppd, I didn't setup anything about it, so, should I
config something on pppd?
My 2nd question is, how to get the total used and free diskspace on
And here is the 3rd question: I want to redirect a man page to a file
and get rid of the text formatting information in it, is there any pipe
function I can use to do this?
Thanks in advance!