Here's the situation. I'm using a Linux box to IP masquerade for 2 Win98 PC's. The Linux box has got the modem attached to it to dial out to my ISP. I can start and stop the PPP connection fine from the Linux box.
Problem: My girlfriend is totally computer illiterate. Anything more than 'doubleclick' is a pain in the ass. How can I put an icon on her desktop so she can click on it to have the server dialin, and then another to shut it off? I've got samba set up, and my first thought was to make a script to do it, then realized... duh... doubleclick an icon on Win98, no matter WHERE it resides, and it runs on win98.
Another idea was to make a .dialup file, have cron run a script that searches for it, if it sees it, deletes it then dials in. Thats clunky, and she'd have to wait for up to 59 seconds for it to see that file and dial.
I know this is probably impossible simple, but I cant figure it out.