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Subject: [aclug-L] Getting by with a little help from my friends...
From: "Matt Pankratz" <mattp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 08:06:06 -0500 (CDT)
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Anyone able to offer some suggestions to a friend's quandry below? (Much

Hey Matt,

I'm happily running SuSE 8.0. whoohoo!  suse rocks.

However, I have a little problem, and as my Madison LUG server seems to
be blowing chunks, I thought I'd hit you up for a little advice.

Here's the thing: With my cable modem service I need to establish a VPN
connection to the university.  I can do this just fine.  However, I want
to automate the process, so I wrote a tiny little script to run the two
/sbin/route commands and the pptp client command.  My script consists of
the following:


/sbin/route add -host gw dev eth0
/sbin/route del default
/usr/bin/pptp doit-cable name soisaac_3

exit 0

I put the script in /etc/init.d, and made a symbolic link to it from
/etc/init.d/rc5.d (naming the link S12pptp-connect).  I reboot, and the
system seems not to have executed it.  There's no entry of it in the
boot log.  Would you have any inkling what's going on?  The script
works--if I type "sh /etc/init.d/pptp-connect" in the terminal (as
root).  ???  Is there something wrong with the name of my link, that it
doesn't get run?

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