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

Darlene Wallach wallachd at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 24 09:44:01 PDT 2006

Daniel Gimpelevich wrote:
> 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
>>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
>>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
>>Thank you for any/all assistance,


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