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Date:      Thu, 24 Oct 1996 19:29:38 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        I bA hAcKeR <>
Subject:   Re: ppp or slip software
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On Wed, 23 Oct 1996, I bA hAcKeR wrote:

> >> what kind of software would you need for a person to dial into a 
> >freebsd
> >> OS and for the OS to give the user and ip address so he could get
> >> connected to whatever (www, etc.)
> >> 
> >To dial into FreeBSD you need only a modem, but to asign
> >the IP to any other computer, so that it could communicate
> >with the Internet via TCP/IP (www, telnet, ftp and so on),
> >you need one of the two protocols you mentioned. PPP is
> >a substitute for SLIP, is newer, more robust.
> >
> >Bogusz
> >
> 	I meant that if I had a freebsd system and I wanted somebody else
> to dial into that system and the freebsd system giving the person that
> dialed in a ip address or anything that would allow them to activate
> Netscape, etc.  What software would allow that or is it already with the
> OS?

You want to use pppd, the ppp daemon.

Check out the Handbook ( -> documentation ->
handbook) for full details on setting up a PPP server.  

I have some docs making their way through the wringer that may be useful. 
It assigns the same address to the dialin port but may be useful in your
case.  Those are at  It's in the
process of submission at the moment but should be making an appearance in
a Handbook near you soon. 

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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