Re: Direct Connection

Geoff Rehn (rehn@cleo.murdoch.edu.au)
Sun, 2 Apr 1995 19:33:04 +0800


At 7:25 PM 31/3/95, Clark Germann wrote:
>I'm sure this question's been asked before, but is it possible to
>connect two slip/ppp computers directly over a phone line? Or does one
>computer have to be a UNIX host? Occassionally we would like to do a
>conference to a site where there is not an local internet connection and
>using a direct phone connection would be good.

I did this a long while ago.
FTP to cleo.murdoch.edu.au
Change to directory:
/pub/dialup_access/slip/mac/direct_slip

cleo>pwd
/home/ftp/pub/dialup_access/slip/mac/direct_slip
cleo>ls -al
total 7
drwxrwxr-x 3 rehn 512 Dec 16 08:23 ./
drwxrwxr-x 5 rehn 512 Dec 16 08:21 ../
drwxrwxr-x 2 rehn 512 Dec 16 08:23 Dialing_Scripts/
-rw-rw-r-- 1 rehn 980 Dec 16 08:23 SLIP_Client_(dialup).hqx
-rw-rw-r-- 1 rehn 954 Dec 16 08:23 SLIP_Server_(auto-answer).hqx
-rw-rw-r-- 1 rehn 1920 Dec 16 08:23 direct_slip.txt

I believe CUSM now has a direct SLIP mode thingy but I have not used it.

regards
Geoff R.