Xref: utzoo comp.protocols.tcp-ip:14446 comp.dcom.modems:7952 Path: utzoo!utgpu!watserv1!watmath!att!linac!pacific.mps.ohio-state.edu!zaphod!wuarchive!mit-eddie!bbn.com!papaya.bbn.com!rsalz From: email@example.com (Rich Salz) Newsgroups: comp.protocols.tcp-ip,ne.nearnet.general,comp.dcom.modems Subject: Dialup IP release Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 14 Jan 91 22:24:39 GMT Followup-To: comp.protocols.tcp-ip Organization: BBN Systems and Technologies, Cambridge MA Lines: 40 Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., and CREN/CSNET are pleased to announce the first public release of Dialup IP. The code works in binary-only BSD-derived sytems; we have installed it on Ultrix3.x systems, 4.3BSD systems, and Sun's running 3.5. Dialup IP is a driver that sends IP datagrams over SLIP connections. A flexible scripting language is provided to initiate a call and negotiate the login process on the remote host. The biggest advantage of this package over some other serial line IP systems is that Dialup IP will automatically initiate or disconnect phone calls as needed. When the line becomes inactive (based on a settable timeout), Dialup IP will hang up the line. Connections can be brought up manually, or automatically when the network needs to send a packet to the remote host. In addition, the automatic calling can be subject to access controls based on the source or destination system or network, as well as the network protocol being used and the current time of day. This can be useful, for example, to prevent FTP requests on "student systems" from incurring long-distance phone charges. Dialup IP may be freely redistributed, under the same terms as the BSD "freed" software. Copies are available by FTP on bbn.com in pub/dialupip.tar.Z and on uunet.uu.net in pub/networking/dialupip.tar.Z. Please do not ask us to send tapes or send it via email. We cannot provide any official support or maintenance, but are interested in hearing of any bugs, added features, or ports to new platforms, and might coordinate a new release. We have provided the BSD developers with a copy of the package, and they expect to integrate it into an upcoming release. A mailing list has been created to discuss Dialup IP; write to
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