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I have a network already setup and working properly, every
Win-95 and Win-98 client can access Internet without any
problems as long Linux Server is connected.
Does anybody know how to setup "Dial-on-demand" and "disconnect if idle" on Linux (4.2 or 5.1 or 5.2)so when any
client reqests access to internet, Server will dial automaticaly ??
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What you need is a package called diald. This sets up a slip inteface to which your default route points to. When it sees 'interesting' packets on this interface it will bring up a ppp dial link. you can tune the intersting packets that bring up the link and idle-timeouts etc...

In order to install the package, download it from sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/system/network/serial

There you should find diald and some other stuff to make setup and debug much easier.

If you have probs setting it up post another question but it is not too complex if you already have a working ppp.
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by:komarek
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Thanks for help !
Now I only have to spend a few hours to configure "diald".
Any quick(er) solutions ?!
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it's not as bad as it first looks - if you get some probs post some q's
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by:sbobk
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If you are looking for an easy way to impliment diald on an RH 5.x machine just get the latest RPMS for diald and edit the conf files, the default config is decent, however I prefer to give longer timeouts until hangup and I ignor netbios/netbeui requests to keep the machine from dialing superflously. There is also a diald mailing-list @ linux-diald@vger.rutgers.edu

The Other otion you may want to look into is using a new pppd and use the demand option ( this is a little sloppy, as it is fairly indiscriminant about waht it dials out for)
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