I've been using IIJPPP to connect to an ISP (Netcom) on an on-demand basis.
Now, I'm setting up a full-time link through another (cheaper) provider
(SCruz-Net). However, I'm keeping my original account, and would like
to connect to it occasionally (primarily for the Clarinet newsgroups,
which SCruz-Net doesn't carry.) Since Netcom only allows NNTP access
to their PPP and SLIP based accounts, I'd like to continue to make my
on-demand connections; but via telnet. This raises a couple of questions.
1. Will Netcom allow me to telnet into my PNC accound. (Consider this
question rhetorical - I'll find out if I can get the others answered.)
2. Is there any documentation on the tun device?
3. Is there any documentation on setting up PPP-over-telnet or
PPP-over-TCP, except for the four lines at the bottom of the
4. (For the real wizards...) Is there any way I could just make the
NNTP connection using my Netcom PPP address, but routing through
my new connection? (This would enable me to avoid the PPP-over-telnet
issue entirely...) Note that the Netcom PPP address is on a Netcom
class C network...
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Pat Lashley, Senior Software Engineer, Henry Davis Consulting
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