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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for wvdial.conf (redhat section 5)

WVDIAL.CONF(5)				      WvDial				   WVDIAL.CONF(5)

NAME
       wvdial.conf - wvdial configuration file

DESCRIPTION
       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  information
       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 section.
       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  under-
       stands:

       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 partic-
	      ularly  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. You can add up to 4 other  phone  numbers
	      that wvdial will dial in order, by adding:

       Phone1

       Phone2

       Phone3

       Phone4

       Dial Prefix
	      wvdial  will insert this string after the dial command and before the phone number.
	      For example, to disable call waiting (in North America, anyway) set this to "*70,".

       Dial Command
	      wvdial will use this string to tell the modem to dial.  The default is "ATDT".

       Login  You must set this to the username you use at your ISP.

       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.

       Password
	      You must set this to the password you use at your ISP.

       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 connection 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 SuSE.)

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

       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
	      This option only applies if you have a static IP address at your ISP, and even then
	      you probably don't need it.  Some ISP's don't send the IP address as  part  of  the
	      PPP negotiation.	This option forces pppd to use the address you give it.

       Remote Name
	      If  your ISP uses PAP or CHAP authentication, you might need to change this to your
	      ISP's authentication name.  In most cases, however, it's safe to	use  the  default
	      value, "*".

       Carrier Check
	      wvdial  checks  your modem during the connection process to ensure that it is actu-
	      ally 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 connects.   Appar-
	      ently  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 response.

       Auto Reconnect
	      If  enabled,  wvdial  will attempt to automatically reestablish a connection if you
	      are randomly disconnected 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.

       Abort on Busy
	      If enabled, wvdial will not retry the connection if the modem says that the line is
	      busy.  This option is "off" by default.

       Abort on No Dialtone
	      If enabled, wvdial will not retry the connection if the modem says that there is no
	      dialtone.  This option is "on" by default.

       Dial Attempts
	      If  value  is set, wvdial will quit after that many tries .If set to 0, wvdial will
	      happily keep dialling forever.

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

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

AUTHORS
       Dave  Coombs  and  Avery  Pennarun  for	Net Integration Technologies Inc., as part of the
       Worldvisions Weaver project. Greatful contributions have been made by many people, includ-
       ing SuSE and RedHat. Thanks Guys!

Debian Project				  December 1999 			   WVDIAL.CONF(5)


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