kinternet alternative in FreeBSD

Istvan Gabor suseuser04 at
Fri Sep 14 15:28:06 UTC 2012

2012. szeptember 11. 15:26 napon Matthias Apitz <guru at> írta:

> El día Tuesday, September 11, 2012 a las 02:56:07PM +0200, Polytropon escribió:
> > 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. ...
> FreeBSD (as Linux) is a OS, while KDE is just a desktop which works fine
> on FreeBSD and SuSE; I'm using kde-3.5.10 and tested kde-4.x (which
> did not do what I expected; that's why I stay with 3.5.10 which is now
> unmaintained, but still compiling as a port;
> the OP did not say in which KDE version he used 'kinternet',  but it
> seems that the component is not in the port; the best way would be to
> check in openSUSE what 'kinternet' is (i.e. where the sources come from)
> and check in the FreeBSD KDE project the status of a port;
> 	matthias

Matthias, Polytropon:

Thank you for your answers.
I am using KDE 3.5.10. I would like to use FreeBSD as a desktop machine replacing
openSUSE if it possible at all.

For clarity I do not need exactly kinternet, I want only an GUI frontend for pppdial which
possibly resides in system tray and can be used to control network connections.

In openSUSE kinternet is a frontend for smpppd package.
smpppd requires ppp. I will try to look into it whether  and smpppd  can work with
FreeBSD ppp.



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