Well, I removed the graphics board from the machine, so now it only has
network cards installed, nothing else. OK, the reason is, the keyboard
chipset thingy shuts the power off the the system board as soon as you start
typing, strangest thing ever!!!
It runs squid (and samba) and dials to the net over modem using wvdial.
Grand, that works fine, but I wan't to make it easier for my wife to
connect. We used to use smoothwall but I needed to recover a machine due to
this keyboard issue.
With smoothwall, you simply connected to the ip address/dns address of the
server and a GUI came up and you click dial/disconnect, Nice and easy, but a
waste of a perfectly fine machine.
Now I must telnet to the dial up machine (haven't tried out this ssh stuff
yet) and su - root to run wvdial. Grand when I'm there, but I don't wan't to
give anyone my root password and I don't like telnetting and su 'ing as its
Is there a dial on demand way of doing things?
For example, can I set up the box so that if a user (either me the wife or
the kids) wan't to go to http://www.pokemon.com to sing and dance to the
latest pokemon tune, all one has to do is double click on the browser, which
will request the page from the proxy, which in turn will dial the net?
Any help greatly appreciated,
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