FreeBSD Port/Distribution Installation

Sukhbinder Singh sukhbinders at
Fri Apr 4 22:44:09 PST 2003

I am using a fast ethernet network card with an external xDSL modem.

----- Original Message -----
From: David Banning <david at>
To: Sukhbinder Singh <sukhbinders at>
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: FreeBSD Port/Distribution Installation

> On Sat, Apr 05, 2003 at 12:52:53PM +0800, Sukhbinder Singh wrote:
> > Finally, I got the /games distribution downloaded to my freebsd. This
> > done through uploading it from my dos partition like I did for my
> > freebsd installation for the /bin distribution. I am still unable to get
> > network connection up and running. I am not using a dial - up networking
> > like I was in the past. Currently, I am using the xDSL modem using a
> > connection to my ISP. Will I still be able to connect to the net via ppp
> > do I need a different method of connection from FreeBSD. Currently, when
> > start ppp on the command prompt, the FreeBSD system takes me to a new
> > and indicates like :-   "ppp started on Foo> " all p's in lowercase.
> > after a few seconds it says " Warning: the original logon script has
> > failed". How can this problem be resolved. Any help will be helpful.
> Is the DSL modem an external or an internal?
> The most successful way of connecting FreeBSD via DSL is to use a network
> card along with an external modem. That is the way most FreeBSD'ers do it,
> but a DSL card -might- work.
> The main thing you have to setup is your /etc/ppp/ppp.conf file.
> Check out the following, and email with any questions you have;
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> pickup on. Others may have other things to contribute that will
> help -you-, and your learning will be then be on record for others
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