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       When  wvdial starts, it first loads its configuration from
       /etc/wvdial.conf, which contains basic  information  about
       the  modem port, speed, and init string, along with infor­
       mation about your Internet Service Provider (ISP), such as
       the phone number, your username, and your password.

       The  configuration  file  /etc/wvdial.conf  is  in Windows
       "ini" file format, with sections named in square  brackets
       and  a  number  of variable = value pairs within each sec­
       Here is a sample configuration file:

              [Dialer Defaults]
              Modem = /dev/ttyS2
              Baud = 57600
              Init = ATZ
              Init2 = AT S11=50
              Phone = 555-4242
              Username = apenwarr
              Password = my-password

              [Dialer phone2]
              Phone = 555-4243

              [Dialer shh]
              Init3 = ATM0

              [Dialer pulse]
              Dial Command = ATDP

       The sample configuration file above contains  all  of  the
       options  necessary  to  run  the  two sample command lines
       given above.  Here is a complete  list  of  settings  that
       wvdial understands:

       Modem  The  location  of the device that wvdial should use
              as your modem.  The default is /dev/modem.

       Baud   The speed at which  wvdial  will  communicate  with
              your modem.  The default is 57600 baud.

       Init1 ... Init9
              wvdial can use up to nine initialization strings to
              set up your modem.  Before dialing,  these  strings
              are  sent  to  the modem in numerical order.  These
              are particularly useful  when  specifying  multiple
              sections.  See above for an example that uses Init3
              to turn the modem's speaker off.   The  default  is
              "ATZ" for Init1.

       Phone  The phone number you want wvdial to dial.
       Login Prompt
              If your ISP has an  unusual  login  procedure  that
              wvdial  is  unable  to figure out, you can use this
              option to specify a login prompt.  When this prompt
              is  received  from  your  ISP, wvdial will send the
              Login string.

              You must set this to the password you use  at  your

       Ask Password
              By  setting this option wvdial will prompt for your
              password on every dialin.  Thus you don't  have  to
              save  your  password  in /etc/wvdial.conf.  (Option
              added by SuSE.)

       Password Prompt
              If your ISP has an  unusual  login  procedure  that
              wvdial  is  unable  to figure out, you can use this
              option to specify a password  prompt.    When  this
              prompt  is  received from you ISP, wvdial will send
              the Password string.

       PPPD Path
              If  your  system  has  pppd  somewhere  other  than
              /usr/sbin/pppd, you will need to set this option.

       Auto DNS
              Try  to  get  the  Domain Nameserver (DNS) from the
              provider.  This option is "on" by default.  (Option
              added by SuSE.)

       Check DNS
              Check the Domain Nameserver (DNS) after the connec­
              tion has been set  up.   This  option  is  "on"  by
              default.  (Option added by SuSE.)

       DNS Test1
              First  DNS  lookup for DNS check.  (Option added by

       DNS Test2
              Second DNS lookup for DNS check.  (Option added  by

       Check Def Route
              Check  the  default  route after the connection has
              been set up.   This  option  is  "on"  by  default.
              (Option added by SuSE.)

       Force Address
              cess to ensure that it is actually online.  If  you
              have a weird modem that insists its carrier line is
              always down, you can disable the carrier  check  by
              setting this option to "no".

       Stupid Mode
              When  wvdial is in Stupid Mode, it does not attempt
              to interpret any prompts from the terminal  server.
              It  starts  pppd  immediately  after the modem con­
              nects.  Apparently there are  ISP's  that  actually
              give you a login prompt, but work only if you start
              PPP, rather than logging in.   Go  figure.   Stupid
              Mode is (naturally) disabled by default.

       New PPPD
              You need this option if you have pppd version 2.3.0
              or  newer,  to  make   wvdial   create   the   file
              /etc/ppp/peers/wvdial.   This  option is enabled by
              default, thus if you have older pppd  you  need  to
              set it to `no' (or upgrade pppd).

       Default Reply
              When  wvdial  detects  a prompt, and it hasn't seen
              any clues that indicate what it should  send  as  a
              response  to  the  prompt,  it  defaults to sending
              "ppp".  Sometimes this  is  inadequate.   Use  this
              option   to   override   wvdial's   default  prompt

       Auto Reconnect
              If enabled, wvdial will  attempt  to  automatically
              reestablish  a  connection if you are randomly dis­
              connected by the other side.  This option  is  "on"
              by default.

       Idle Seconds
              Set  the  hangup  timeout  in seconds.  If there is
              inactivity for the given  time  the  connection  is
              shut  down.   A  hangup  timeout of 0 disables this
              feature.  (Option added by SuSE.)

       The wvdialconf(1) program can be used to detect your modem
       and  fill in the Modem, Baud, and Init/Init2 options auto­


       wvdial(1), wvdialconf(1), pppd(8).


       Dave Coombs and Avery Pennarun for  Worldvisions  Computer
       Technology, as part of the Worldvisions Weaver project.




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