kinternet alternative in FreeBSD

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Sep 11 12:56:09 UTC 2012

On Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:15:50 +0200, suseuser04 at wrote:
> Hello FreeBSD users:
> I am new to FreeBSD. I've been using openSUSE for 8 years but would
> like to try something different.
> I have installed FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE from DVD and configured
> KDE3. I also configured DSL (pppoe) connection that automatically
> connects the computer to the network.
> In openSUSE I have kinternet (and its alternative qinternet), an application
> which incorporates into KDE system tray and indicates whether network
> connection is active or not. It can also be used by the desktop user to
> disconnect and connect from/to the network (eg. for getting new dynamic
> IP address or test downloaded web pages offline).
> Is there a similar program in FreeBSD? I could not find kinternet or qinternet
> in ports database or by googling.

I'm not aware of a tool that integrates both with KDE _and_
the FreeBSD operating system. KDE is quite Linux-centric,
and FreeBSD is a different operating system. A PPPoE
connection can be controlled via userland ppp tools
(e. g. "ppp> dial" by the user) to control the connection.
And checking the connectivity of the respective interface
should also be possible. So it might be that there is some
KDE component that can help. Maybe kppp? As I've never
really used KDE for such things, sorry... I can't provide
better suggestions.

However, there was some tool mainly aiming at wireless LAN
use which was considered an abomination. I sadly cannot
remember its name... networkmanager???

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