Connecting to an ISP

Posted on 1998-05-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I am EXTREMELY new to Linux. I know my ISP supports Linux connections, but I don't know how to connect to it...
Can somebody please explain the setup script- but in plain English, not fancy computer talk? I have X Windows and Red Hat Linux- if it matters. Thanks
Question by:ciris

Expert Comment

ID: 1637246
Get the program ezppp it is easy to use

Author Comment

ID: 1637247
Where do I get it? How do I use it?

Author Comment

ID: 1637248
I found it, but it is in tar.gz form. How do I make it executable?
VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.


Expert Comment

ID: 1637249
You use 'tar xfz file.tar.gz'.
This gives you a bunch of files with either an executable among them, or a README!

Author Comment

ID: 1637250
I get too many errors when I try to uncompress it. It seems to partially uncompress- but I still can't get it to work. Any other suggestions?

Accepted Solution

jetx earned 100 total points
ID: 1637251
look for a file called
these are your files needed to connect to your isp
they are located at /etc/ppp/scripts
if u don't have that
get the latest pppd deamon off
and there should be a scripts in there
then just modify your account name and password on ppp-on
then chmod u+x ppp-on
and do ./ppp-on every time u want to go to the internet
if u got problems email me at

Expert Comment

ID: 1637252
btw, redhat has a configuration menu called netcfg which u should run in X-Windows
try that there's an option there to add ppp accounts or dialup account for your isp

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Setting up Secure Ubuntu server on VMware 1.      Insert the Ubuntu Server distribution CD or attach the ISO of the CD which is in the “Datastore”. Note that it is important to install the x64 edition on servers, not the X86 editions. 2.      Power on th…
This article will explain how to establish a SSH connection to Ubuntu through the firewall and using a different port other then 22. I have set up a Ubuntu virtual machine in Virtualbox and I am running a Windows 7 workstation. From the Ubuntu vi…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now