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NAME

       wvdial.conf - wvdial configuration file

DESCRIPTION

       When   wvdial   starts,   it   first   loads   its  configuration  from
       /etc/wvdial.conf, which contains  basic  information  about  the  modem
       port,  speed,  and  init  string,  along  with  information  about your
       Internet Service  Provider  (ISP),  such  as  the  phone  number,  your
       username, and your password.

       The  configuration  file  /etc/wvdial.conf  is  in  Windows  "ini" file
       format, with sections named in square brackets and a number of variable
       = value pairs within each section.

       Here is a sample configuration file:

              [Dialer Defaults]
              Modem = /dev/ttyS2
              Baud = 57600
              Init = ATZ
              Init2 = AT S11=50
              Phone = 555-4242
              Username = apenwarr
              Password = my-password

              [Dialer phone2]
              Phone = 555-4243

              [Dialer shh]
              Init3 = ATM0

              [Dialer pulse]
              Dial Command = ATDP

       The  sample  configuration  file  above  contains  all  of  the options
       necessary to run the two sample command lines given above.  Here  is  a
       complete list of settings that wvdial understands:

       Modem  The location of the device that wvdial should use as your modem.
              The default is /dev/modem.

       Baud   The speed at which wvdial will communicate with your modem.  The
              default is 57600 baud.

       Init1 ... Init9
              wvdial  can use up to nine initialization strings to set up your
              modem.  Before dialing, these strings are sent to the  modem  in
              numerical  order.  These are particularly useful when specifying
              multiple sections.  See above for an example that uses Init3  to
              turn the modem’s speaker off.  The default is "ATZ" for Init1.

       Phone  The  phone  number  you want wvdial to dial. You can add up to 4
              other phone numbers that wvdial will dial in order, by adding:

       Phone1

       Phone2

       Phone3

       Phone4

       Dial Prefix
              wvdial will insert this string after the dial command and before
              the  phone  number.   For  example,  to disable call waiting (in
              North America, anyway) set this to "*70,".

       Dial Command
              wvdial will use this string to tell  the  modem  to  dial.   The
              default is "ATDT".

       Login  You must set this to the username you use at your ISP.

       Login Prompt
              If your ISP has an unusual login procedure that wvdial is unable
              to figure out, you can  use  this  option  to  specify  a  login
              prompt.  When this prompt is received from your ISP, wvdial will
              send the Login string.

       Password
              You must set this to the password you use at your ISP.

       Ask Password
              By setting this option wvdial will prompt for your  password  on
              every  dialin.   Thus  you  don’t  have to save your password in
              /etc/wvdial.conf.  (Option added by SuSE.)

       Password Prompt
              If your ISP has an unusual login procedure that wvdial is unable
              to  figure  out,  you  can use this option to specify a password
              prompt.   When this prompt is received from you ISP, wvdial will
              send the Password string.

       PPPD Path
              If your system has pppd somewhere other than /usr/sbin/pppd, you
              will need to set this option.

       Auto DNS
              Try to get the Domain Nameserver (DNS) from the provider.   This
              option is "on" by default.  (Option added by SuSE.)

       Check DNS
              Check  the Domain Nameserver (DNS) after the connection has been
              set up.  This option is  "on"  by  default.   (Option  added  by
              SuSE.)

       DNS Test1
              First DNS lookup for DNS check.  (Option added by SuSE.)

       DNS Test2
              Second DNS lookup for DNS check.  (Option added by SuSE.)

       Check Def Route
              Check  the  default  route after the connection has been set up.
              This option is "on" by default.  (Option added by SuSE.)

       Force Address
              This option only applies if you have a static IP address at your
              ISP, and even then you probably don’t need it.  Some ISP’s don’t
              send the IP address as part of the PPP negotiation.  This option
              forces pppd to use the address you give it.

       Remote Name
              If  your  ISP uses PAP or CHAP authentication, you might need to
              change this to your ISP’s authentication name.  In  most  cases,
              however, it’s safe to use the default value, "*".

       Carrier Check
              wvdial checks your modem during the connection process to ensure
              that it is actually online.  If you  have  a  weird  modem  that
              insists  its  carrier  line  is always down, you can disable the
              carrier check by setting this option to "no".

       Stupid Mode
              When wvdial is in Stupid Mode, it does not attempt to  interpret
              any   prompts   from   the  terminal  server.   It  starts  pppd
              immediately after the  modem  connects.   Apparently  there  are
              ISP’s  that  actually  give you a login prompt, but work only if
              you start PPP, rather than logging in.  Go figure.  Stupid  Mode
              is (naturally) disabled by default.

       New PPPD
              You need this option if you have pppd version 2.3.0 or newer, to
              make wvdial create the file /etc/ppp/peers/wvdial.  This  option
              is  enabled  by default, thus if you have older pppd you need to
              set it to ‘no’ (or upgrade pppd).

       Default Reply
              When wvdial detects a prompt, and it hasn’t seen any clues  that
              indicate  what  it  should  send as a response to the prompt, it
              defaults to sending "ppp".  Sometimes this is  inadequate.   Use
              this option to override wvdial’s default prompt response.

       Auto Reconnect
              If  enabled,  wvdial will attempt to automatically reestablish a
              connection if you are randomly disconnected by the  other  side.
              This option is "on" by default.

       Idle Seconds
              Set  the  hangup timeout in seconds.  If there is inactivity for
              the given time the connection is shut down.  A hangup timeout of
              0 disables this feature.

       Abort on Busy
              If  enabled,  wvdial  will not retry the connection if the modem
              says that the line is busy.  This option is "off" by default.

       Abort on No Dialtone
              If enabled, wvdial will not retry the connection  if  the  modem
              says that there is no dialtone.  This option is "on" by default.

       Dial Attempts
              If value is set, wvdial will quit after that many tries .If  set
              to 0, wvdial will happily keep dialling forever.

       The  wvdialconf(1) program can be used to detect your modem and fill in
       the Modem, Baud, and Init/Init2 options automatically.

AUTHORS

       Dave Coombs and Avery Pennarun for Net  Integration  Technologies  Inc.
       Great  contributions  have been made by many people, including SuSE and
       RedHat. Thanks guys!

SEE ALSO

       wvdial(1), wvdialconf(1), pppd(8).