[conspire] questions regarding required services and packages to use dsl

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sun Apr 23 21:24:44 PDT 2006

It is best to cross this bridge when you get to it. If you get the normal
self-install kit, it will likely come with a Siemens/Efficient Networks
SpeedStream 5100b unit, and the main services you will need will be
running on that thing rather than either of your computers, which will
likely need only dhclient. If you're able to connect either of your
machines to it to configure it, then they are pretty much already ready.
Problems that have actually arisen are always much easier to solve than
problems that may show up later, so just try it first. If it doesn't work,
then will be the time to figure out why.

On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 13:50:36 -0700, Darlene Wallach wrote:

> I'm planning on getting dslExtreme since it is less expensive
> than my current dial-up ISP provider - Earthlink.
> I want to make sure I have services running and packages
> installed to support using dsl on my VA Linux 420 computer.
> Attached is a text listing of the services and whether they are
> set to start at boot or not.
> Here are the dhcp packages I have installed:
> # rpm -qa | grep -i dhc
> dhcpv6_client-0.10-8
> dhclient-3.0.1-11
> Here are the dhcp packages available for update:
> dhclient.i386           7:3.0.1-44_FC3         legacy-updates
> dhcpv6_client.i386      0.10-14_FC3            legacy-updates
> Here is what yum reports about installed and available dhcp
> packages:
> dhclient.i386            7:3.0.1-11       installed
> dhcpv6_client.i386       0.10-8           installed
> dhclient.i386            7:3.0.1-44_FC3   legacy-updates
> dhcp.i386                7:3.0.1-44_FC3   legacy-updates
> dhcp-debuginfo.i386      7:3.0.1-44_FC3   updates-released
> dhcp-devel.i386          7:3.0.1-44_FC3   legacy-updates
> dhcpdump.i386            1.6-1.1.fc3.rf   dag
> dhcping.i386             1.2-2.1.fc3.rf   dag
> dhcpv6.i386              0.10-14_FC3      legacy-updates
> dhcpv6-debuginfo.i386    0.10-14_FC3      updates-released
> dhcpv6_client.i386       0.10-14_FC3      legacy-updates
> I'm using the 2.6.9-1.667 kernel on Fedora Core 3.
> Can someone suggest what to search on Google for services I need
> running for dsl?
> Can someone suggest what to search on Google for information on
> what packages I need on my system to use?
> I haven't seemed to choose the correct search strings on
> Google.
> Thank you for any/all assistance,
> Darlene

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