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Two modems question

mega_tron
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 Can someone clear up something for me ?
 
 - In Linux to bond two modems at the same IP you need to dial twice or you need to dial once?

 - If you dial twice does this require the owning of a multi-line phone service at my phone?

 - Will my ISP will recongnize me and give the same IP over two modems?

 - What software(XWindows is preferred) should I use?

 - And finally what are my steps in brief(Read HOWTO is not acceptable as an answer) I should follow to make this bonding ?

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I assume you are trying to do 'Multilink PPP', which requires two phone numbers - one for each modem. Windows NT RAS supports this, so it's possible that your ISP may support it.

I think you will have to recompile the kernel with the appropriate options enabled, but I'm not sure whether any of the standard kernels support it.
rbr

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Kernel 2.0.34 supports a simultanios link over 2 modems. Recompile the kernel with the correct option.

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 rbr,

 As long as I know so far about my Linux is: Slackware Linux version 2.0.30 which kick me out of the game. I say it kicks me out of the game because of the fact that I have never compiled kernel in my machine.
 It should be done from the 2.0.30 as long as this term is not new to the Linux world.
 However I can manage to find a new kernel but my QUESTION(S) are listed above.
 Here they are:

- In Linux to bond two modems at the same IP you need to dial twice or you need to dial once? ==> already answered ...

 - If you dial twice does this require the owning of a multi-line phone service at my phone? ==> richrussell above answered above this one but it is not yet confirmed if this is true!
 

 - Will my ISP will recongnize me and give the same IP over two modems? ==> partially answered ...(need more)

 - What software(XWindows is preferred) should I use? ==> remain un-answered ...  

 - And finally what are my steps in brief(Read HOWTO is not acceptable as an answer) I should follow to make this bonding? ==> At this momment this part is answered halfway => any suggestions, configurations I should make or just compile the kernel for "what" -- meaning "be specific"

 thank you,
 
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