starting manual dialup on ipcop from one of the green hosts

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Mark, May 17, 2004.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    I want to use ipcop as a firewall, what I'd like is
    to find some way to manually startup ppp thru the modem
    on the ipcop box if any of the hosts on the green side
    run a script. This is instead of using dial on demand
    because I don't like the idea of a simple http request
    from a browser being able to make the modem dial out
    since that might happen when I'm not there.

    I figure it would be a lot less likely to dial out by
    accident if you have to run a script from the command
    line. Is there a way to do this? What I"d like to avoid
    is having to ssh to the ipcop host and then run pppd manually,
    it would be really nice for xinetd to watch a port
    on the ipcop box and run pppd if a particular port is
    hit from the green side or kill pppd if a different unused
    port is hit. Later I'll be using cable modem so this
    will be of less use.

    Mark, May 17, 2004
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