Help me please: I'm confused about remote log-in.

Warren Block wblock at
Sat Sep 25 06:54:41 PDT 2004

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004, Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:

> Mark Jayson Alvarez wrote:
>> 1. If I have a modem connected to a phone line, is it
>> possible to let my friend dial from his pc my
>> telephone number and then let FreeBSD answer the call,
>> and authenticate him by some sort of a login prompt?
> That would be pretty much what a lot of ISP's do, wouldn't
> it?  IIRC, there's a section of the PPP chapter in the FBSD
> Handbook that mentions, perhaps explains well, this item.
> I've not yet tried it, YMMV.

It's not necessary to use PPP for this, good old serial dialup 
connections will provide a shell login.  It's in Handbook section 20.4.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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