[CentOS] command line configuration of DSL access

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Jul 11 11:24:18 UTC 2008

Gergely Buday wrote:
> Michel van Deventer wrote:
>>> how can I configure a DSL access using the command line? The Red Hat
>>> Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide does not describe this and I
>>> could not find any description on the internet.
>> Maybe you can provide us with some more information, as like which
>> provider are you using in which country, what kind of hardware are you
>> using to connect to DSL (router/pci card?), which version of CentOS are
>> you using and maybe other info that might be of use ?
> The case is that I used the GUI for my fedora box and now would like
> to set the same to my centos server that would be the firewall. I use
> eth0 to connect to my service provider's network. When I set up on
> fedora I choose DSL and gave login name and password and worked out of
> the box. I use CentOs 5.1 on my server.
> I would like to use an editor better than the GUI to configure this.
> My provider is Digi Tv in Hungary.
adsl-setp does the configuration. Then there is an adsl-start script. 
But I set my ifcfg-ppp0 file to bring the ppp0 interface up at boot time 
and it does. A 'simple' service network restart or:

ifdown ppp0 ; ifup ppp0

bounces the connection nicely.

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