In Slackware we have included a program called pppsetup to configure
your system to use your dialup account. It shares a look and feel similar
to our netconfig program.
To run the program, make sure you are logged in as root. Then type
pppsetup to run it. You should see a screen like this:
The program will present a series of questions, to which you will feed it
appropriate answers. Things like your modem device, the modem initialization
string, and the ISP phone number. Some items will have a default, which you
can accept in most cases.
After the program runs, it will create a ppp-go program and a
ppp-off program. These are used to start and stop, respectively, the
PPP connection. The two programs are located in /usr/sbin and need root
priviledges to run.