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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Fwd: [m0n0wall] dialup
 Date:  Thu, 9 Sep 2004 16:47:52 -0400
(another bitten by the having to hit reply to all to send to list,
this message below was intended for the list)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: GA Burghout <g dot burghout at hccnet dot nl>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 22:24:32 +0200
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] dialup
To: Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>


I hate to burst your bubble, but Chris is right... You need to do a lot to
get dialup support in m0n0wall. Short and/or imcomplete checklist:

- add dialup support to the kernel (add tun0 device; recompile the lot)
- add the tun0 device to the "device detector" when you first boot m0n0wall
(now m0n0wall only detects devices with an active link)
- add (extra) webpages to the interface so you can configure dialup settings
(like phone number and account information)
- extensive testing to make sure everything works like it should (sigh...)

For a (Free)BSD newbie this is close to impossible (again, no offence). I'm
not (I repeat, _not_) a FreeBSD expert (only working / fooling around with
FreeBSD for 4 years now) and it took me little over three months to get
things working.

The good news is: it can be done...

PS I have no intensention to share "my m0n0wall hack" just yet. I'm not at
all pleased with it (although it's working). It takes up to much of my time
to modify every new m0n0wall version...

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Buechler [mailto:cbuechler at gmail dot com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 8:19 PM
To: sai
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] dialup

On Wed, 08 Sep 2004 18:43:12 +0500, sai <list at ebs dot net dot pk> wrote:
> I see that FreeBSD does support dialup. Is it probable that a person
> fairly new to BSD could add the functionality to m0n0 ?  I really do
> want to use m0n0 for this....

You can give it a shot.  I don't want to discourage you, but I think your
chances of getting this to work are pretty much non-existant if you don't
have some pretty significant BSD experience.

From the m0n0wall website, the wish list has "dialup backup link (via serial
port)".  That same addition would likely enable you to use dial up as the
primary connection.  But that hasn't made the "to do" list yet, so I
wouldn't expect to see that feature in the near future.


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