Getting on the net with WvDial
and password combination needs to be given. Open it in your favourite text
editor and you should see a section header titled [Dialer Defaults]. The
global options that will affect all your sections are defined here. When
WvDial starts up, this is the section that it will read first.
Add the following to the section.
Username = foouser
Password = password
Phone = 1734566
If you have additional numbers for your ISP, then just add another section
below this one with the other number in Phone. Each section in WvDial
inherits from the default section and also overrides it if any common fields
Phone = 172324
Now enter 'wvdial 56kline' at the command line and WvDial will use the
second phone number. WvDial will read the Defaults section and while
dialing, override the phone number in the default section with the new one.
Similarly, you can add different login/password pairs as well as numbers for
other ISPs. Even INIT strings can be overridden this way so that even if
you need to have different modem configurations for various ISPs then you
will not have a problem. Just specify the section name on the command-line
after wvdial and WvDial will use section-specific options.
Init2 = ATQ0 L0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 S11=55 +FCLASS=0
Username = foo2
Password = pass2
Phone = 193456
If additional sections are specified on the command line then wvdial will
read the first section and then override any common options with the
options from the second section and so on.
Let's say that I have defined another phone number for BetterISP in a
section named BISP2. To get WvDial to call the second number for
BetterISP, I'd say
wvdial BetterISP BISP2
This would read BetterISP but override the phone number by the one defined
in BISP2. There's a lot you can do this way. Be creative.
I could also do the above by using the Inherit keyword in the wvdial.conf
file where I can tell a section to inherit all its settings from another.
So I could tell BISP2 to inherit settings from BetterISP instead of from
Inherit = BetterISP
Phone = 92837434
Now I can just type wvdial BISP2 and it will just grab the settings from
WvDial cannot be run non-root but it can be set suid root so that regular