PPP dialer with built-in intelligence.
WvDial sacrifices some of the flexibility of programs like "chat" in order
to make your dialup configuration easier. When you install this package,
your modem will be detected automatically and you need to specify just
three parameters: the phone number, username, and password. WvDial knows
enough to dial with most modems and log in to most servers without any
In particular, you no longer need a "chat script" to handle the most common
Welcome to WvDial
It's amazing! It's your wildest dream come true! Dialup networking for
Linux that doesn't require chat scripts!
Okay, so maybe you're not as excited as I am, but we at Worldvisions hope
this should brighten up your week. WvDial is our attempt to make the
previously rather complicated configuration of Linux dial-up networking as
simple as phone number - use
wvdial - PPP dialer with built-in intelligence.
wvdial is an intelligent PPP dialer, which means that it
dials a modem and starts PPP in order to connect to the
internet. It is something like the chat(8) program, except
wvdialconf - build a configuration file for wvdial(1)
wvdialconf detects your modem, its maximum baud rate, and a
good initialization string and generates or updates the
wvdial(1) configuration file based on this information.
Changes to WvDial since the initial release:
0.41 (1998 05 16)
- Now works better with pppd
Volunteers welcome! Please subscribe to the wvdial mailing list by sending
a message to wvdial-li
WvDial is released under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License
(LGPL) which can be fo
Browse inside wvdial_0.41.deb
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