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establish a PPP link in C/C++ under win 95/98

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Which API(s) to use in order to establish a PPP link on
a serial line already connected (NULL-modem cable or modem
already connected to peer) in a C/C++ program under Windows
95/98 ?
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Look at the WIN32 RasDial() and related functions.
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The RasDial() needs a phonebook entry or at least a phonenumber to dial, but as I'd like
to use an already established connection like a Null-modem cable or modems simply
connected, are these API useable ? Or should I "emulate" a modem response
to AT commands on the server side ?
thank you anyway
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Sorry I did'nt notice that it was a serialline. On NT you can install a special serial line modem, but for 95/98 I dont know.

There is a app included with 95/98 that can make a connection between two PC's, maby it is possible to launch this (using CreateProcess()) from within you program.
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by:johell
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You certainly think of the "direct cable connection" app, but
what I need is to establish a PPP link other the serial line
with any kind of host, not running windows.
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by:arbitrary
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there's a simpler easier solution in wininet
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