From: William Murphy (alias at domain student.nuigalway.ie)
Date: Wed 02 Feb 2000 - 11:02:16 GMT
Ross Lynch wrote:
> 3) LOGIN=''
erm, something we didn't notice....obviously the line
PASSFILE=/etc/ppp/AUTH_TYPE-secrets should be
PASSFILE=/etc/ppp/$AUTH_TYPE_secrets - in practice the error meant was that
your pap secrets file would be world readable (kinda irrelevant in the case of
surf no limits).
A few people pointed out that IOL support PAP. I don't claim to be an
authority on authentication methods, but I don't really see any advantages of
using PAP over plain text authentication for most users, although I'm well
open for correction on that. Obviously, if IOL have actually deprecated plain
text login, it should definately be changed. Meanwhile, I personally prefer
plain text login.
The idea of adding passwords for all the free isps automatically is probably
a good one, however we don't actually know all this data, so if anyone with
this data wants to send it on (or modify the script themselves and send it on,
it only involves adding one or two lines of code and changing some variables)
As for using a local nameserver, I suppose that's a pretty cool idea too, but
I'm not too well up on it. I did it once, I'm not entirely sure that it's an
activity that's conducive to using scripts to set it up.
That's about it...btw, what would be the advantages of doing it in perl, and
does anyone think that we should add some kinda graphical frontend to it?
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