[arch-releng] Support mobile broadband with wvdial

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 07:08:15 EST 2010

On Wed 08 Dec 2010 11:46 +0100, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> 1) We do not need wvdial. This works easily with pppd and chat alone -
> wvdial is just another abstraction layer that doesn't simplify anything
> (you still have to configure everything that you need to configure in
> pppd and chat), so I don't see the need for wvdial at all.
> 2) Implement pppd/chat-based mobile broadband as a netcfg connection.
> 3) Implement pppoe and pptp as netcfg connections.
> 4) Implement support for creating netcfg profiles in AIF.
> IMO, this is the way to go. It isn't difficult, it just needs some time
> and someone to do it (it's on my imaginary TODO list which is growing
> and growing - meaning I won't do it any time soon).

I agree, but couldn't wvdial be used until someone implements it
properly with netcfg?

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