not wanting to be too critical but I am with you. This section is written
very poorly. It is not possible to disciminate what is needed and not
easily since to do so I'd need to be expert and ...what am I reading the
I am keen to see responses. I have asked this list on several occasions
for help here but with no great success. Very unusual for the good people
on this list. Maybe we ask too much?
> This involves a lot of info so perhaps some pithy writing will help.
> The related hardware:
> -FreeBSD 4.8-stable computer with a 56K Best Data external modem and a
> NIC to my LAN
> -Windows 2000 computer with a 56K internal modem
> Dial-in from the Windows box to the FreeBSD box from anywhere with a
> phone line, be able to access my LAN, and get on the Internet through my
> broadband connection
> I have:
> -Followed the handbook section on serial communications Dial-in service
> (17.4) up until programming the modem because I couldn't find the
> correct commands
> -Installed mgetty+sendfax since I couldn't program the modem myself.
> I can:
> -Connect from the Windows computer when I choose to have a terminal
> screen displayed.
> -Log in at the prompt as if I was sitting right in front of the FreeBSD
> I cannot log in without getting the terminal screen first under windows.
> It says a PPP session couldn't be established because the remote
> computer wasn't responding. It tells me to use the terminal window. I
> went through all the 18.2 handbook info about setting up a User PPP
> dial-in server but I'm really not sure what parts I need and what parts
> I have to choose one thing over another and what parts I can skip. In
> general I find the whole section confusing. I tried several times
> working with all the various ppp config files but no go.
> Is it possible to do what I am trying to do? Would anybody care to
> recommend a more clear version of what the handbook has? Do you
> recommend I try to dial-up with another FreeBSD computer first before
> trying to bring Windows into this? Thank you for taking the time to
> read all this and for helping me out.
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