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Last-modified: 1994/12/30
Version: 1.1

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SECTION 1: Introduction and Table of Contents
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	Document:	Windows NT Internet FAQ
	Revision:	December, 30 1994

	Authors:	Steve Scoggins
			email: sscoggin@enet.net

			Tom Baltrushaytis
			email: tbaltru@orion.it.luc.edu
			
	Copyright:	Copyright (C), 1994 Steve Scoggins & Tom Baltrushaytis
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                        and via WWW from: http://www.luc.edu/~tbaltru/faq/

	See also:	

The release of Windows NT V3.5 with slip and ppp support has resulted
in the following questions being asked frequently in the
comp.os.ms-windows.nt.misc and in comp.os.ms-windows.nt.setup news groups.
This document is intended to be a starting point for a new users guide to
internet connectivity and resources using NT or NTAS slip/ppp for dialup
access.

We welcome your comments on this FAQ.  We also encourage you to send us
any additional information you would like to see added to this document.
Send your comments to the authors via the email address listed above.
If you include attach files use MIME or UUENCODE for the attachments.
MIME is preferred for attachments.

Third party applications - Your personal experiences with some of the
commercial add-ons for Internet related products (NFS, Mosaic clients,
SMTP gateways, etc.) recommendations and installation how-to for
the multiple COM port cards, and the high speed UART cards.

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SUBSECTION 1A: Table of Contents
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SECTION 1: Introduction and Table of Contents
SUBSECTION 1A: Table of Contents

SECTION 2: General Information
Q2-1:    Internet Mailing lists for Windows NT
Q2-2:    Which Internet books are recommended for a Internet beginner?
Q2-3:    Can I have Linux and NT installed on the same pc?
Q2-4:    Where can I find the GNU binaries for NT?
Q2-5:    Where is the port of GNU gcc to NT? Is it version 2.6.+ ?

SECTION 3: Connectivity Hardware
Q3-1:    Where can I locate the latest Microsoft Windows NT 3.5
         hardware compatibility list?
Q3-2:    I'm having trouble installing a SMC 8016 combo network card
Q3-3:    What is the recommended modem.inf entry for USR 28.8 modems?

SECTION 4: Transport Services
Q4-1:    Where can I find out more about tcp/IP, slip, ppp, etc.?
Q4-2:    Where do I find SLIP/PPP for NT?  How do I install SLIP/PPP 
         for NT? 
Q4-3:    Help: My RAS PPP/SLIP connection is not working?
Q4-4:    Where can I find a UUCP implementation for NT?

SUBSECTION 4A: Server
Q4A-1:   Does 3.5's RAS support dynamic ip addressing?
Q4A-2:   If a remote user dials into a NT 3.5 PPP server, will this 
         person be able to:
         A.)  Use File Manager or Net Use commands to access 
              NetBIOS-based shared drives?
         B.)  Use a POP mail client to connect to a POP server?
Q4A-3:   Where can I get DNS for NT?

SUBSECTION 4B: Client
Q4B-1:   Where do I configure the RAS TCP/IP settings for PPP connections?
Q4B-2:   Where do I configure the TCP/IP settings for SLIP connections?
Q4B-3:   Example login scripts for various Internet providers
Q4B-4:   How do I automate my slip/ppp login using the switch.inf
         script language?
Q4B-5:   How do I avoid having to click on the DONE button to complete the
         slip/ppp connect when using rasphone?
Q4B-6:   How do I bypass my slip/ppp service providers long banner text
         in the script language?
Q4B-7:   Does anyone know how to put in a delay in switch.inf scripts?
Q4B-8:   How do I get dynamic IP working for slip or ppp?
Q4B-9:   Will the NT slip work with TIA?
Q4B-10:  If I use WFWG V3.11 RAS to connect to a NTAS V3.5
         server can I use telnet and FTP?
Q4B-11:  I am using Windows V3.1 or WFWG V3.11. Can I use Peter Tattam's
         Trumpet winsock software to connect to the NT V3.5 RAS using SLIP 
         or PPP? What are the required configuration settings for NT and 
         Trumpet to make this work correctly?
Q4B-12:  How do I configure the Chameleon NetManage PPP TCP/IP
         to dial-in using PPP to a NT 3.5 RAS PPP server?
Q4B-13:  Where can I find a UUCP communications software package for
         Windows NT?

SUBSECTION 4C: Gateway
Q4C-1:   How do I enable IP routing between a NTAS server with a PPP/SLIP
         connection to the internet and the local IP subnet?
 
SECTION 5: Network Applications
Q5-1:    What winsock software works with Windows NT or NTAS Version 3.5?
Q5-2:    Where can I find Windows NT WWW or FTP sites with winsock files?
Q5-3:    Where can I find internet application software for the
         Digital Alpha AXP servers?
Q5-4:    Where can I get NFS for NT?

SUBSECTION 5A: Server
Q5A-1:   Where can I find a WWW server for NT?
Q5A-2:   I have heard that it is possible to create HTML pages with 
         MS-Word, is there a template, or a set of macros for that purpose.
         Does any of you know of such templates/macros, and where can they 
         be found?
Q5A-3:   What TELNET Servers are commerically available for Windows NT on 
         Intel?

SUBSECTION 5B: Client
Q5B-1:   Does anyone know if there is a program which allows you to send
         SMTP mail from the command prompt on NT?
Q5B-2:   Where can I find an archie client for NT?
Q5B-3:   Where can I find a rsh for Windows NT to use with a UNIX host?



==============================================================================
SECTION 2: General Information
==============================================================================

Q2-1:  Internet Mailing lists for Windows NT

----------
windows-nt
----------

A list for general discussions about all aspects of Windows NT in
both workstation and server forms.
To subscribe send a mail message to mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk with contents

join windows-nt your_first_name your_last_name

to leave use contents

leave windows-nt

List messages should be sent to windows-nt@mailbase.ac.uk

The administrator for the list is A.Hamilton@ed.ac.uk to whom
any queries or problems should be sent.


--------------
ms-back-office
--------------

Microsoft's Back Office comprises SQL Server, SNA Server, Systems
Management Server and Exchange (which is Microsoft's future X400-based
mail product).  All these require Windows NT Server as their
host system. Joining instructions and administrator as for the windows-nt list.
Note: this is a new list as of 15/11/94 so its a bit quiet yet :-)


--------
lanman-l
--------

This list is for discussions of Lan Manager.  The native networking
of Windows NT is essentially the same as Lan Manager and interworking with
MS-DOS, OS/2 and Windows for Workgroups all concern Lan Manager.

To subscribe, send a mail message to listserv@list.nih.gov with contents

subscribe lanman-l your_first_name your_last_name

To leave use contents

unsubscribe lanman-l

List messages are sent to LANMAN-L@nihlist.earn or to LANMAN-L@nihlist.bitnet

==============================================================================

Q2-2:  Which Internet books are recommended for a Internet beginner?

	Ed Krol, "The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog"

==============================================================================

Q2-3:  Can I have Linux and NT installed on the same pc?


Thanks to Mark Cooke (ee2015@mail.bristol.ac.uk) for the following
answer.

You can use LILO with the linux partition active
in the superblock instead of the MBR.  Using LILO
you can choose between DOS/NT and Linux.  Then I
use NT's boot manager to choose between Dos and NT.

Installed Dos first, then Linux, and then NT.

==============================================================================

Q2-4:  Where can I find the GNU binaries for NT?

ftp://ftp.cc.utexas.edu/microlib/nt/

==============================================================================

Q2-5:  Where is the port of GNU gcc to NT? Is it version 2.6.+ ?

You can ftp  gcc-2.6.0  from  ftp.cs.yale.edu /pub/gnat
(This release includes both the C and Ada front ends. There is
also a .hlp file for gcc in MS-HELP format)

==============================================================================
SECTION 3: Connectivity Hardware
==============================================================================

Q3-1:  Where can I locate the latest Microsoft Windows NT 3.5
hardware compatibility list?

You can locate the HCL on FTP.MICROSOFT.COM in the following URL path:

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-docs/hcl/

==============================================================================

Q3-2:  I'm having trouble installing a SMC 8016 combo network card

The SMC Elite16 cards work with NT V3.5 if you use the latest
driver.  You can get the latest driver from their bbs.
They have a bbs at (714) 707-2481 or from the following ftp site.
ftp://sjf-lwp.novell.com

The SMC tech support email address is techsupt@ccmail.west.smc.com

==============================================================================

Q3-3:  What is the recommended modem.inf entry for USR 28.8 modems?

Thanks to Christopher Browne (cbrowne@usr.com) at USR for the
recommended MODEM.INF for various USR modems.

This is the .INF as we have it now. It's been tested on NT 3.1 / 3.5
andWfW 3.11 with great success. I've been able to use all of our
modems from the Courier v.34 down to the Sportster 9600 data/fax.

The MAXCONNECTBPS is set at 38400 so that this file works with most
of the installed base of modems. We only started supporting > 57600
with the Courier V.32t.

The MAXCARRIERBPS is set but any dce-dce rate that is reported at
connect isignored since the port is locked. The first release of
this file was in error since it did not contain the &B1 command
and this caused considerable pain for a few folks. My apologies!

Using ITU-T as our default allows a USR modem to connect with more
than USR modems at higher dce rates. This can be changed runtime by
the user either through the phone number "123-123-1234B0" or by
changing the INF file. I would prefer to see the phone number used
so that the modem stays in a more compatible mode by default.


; MDMUSR.INF
;
; For use with Windows for Workgroups, NT 3.1, NT 3.5

[Responses]

; General non-connect responses that all USR modems generate...

OK=<cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>
LOOP=<cr><lf>RING<cr><lf>
LOOP=<cr><lf>RINGING<cr><lf>
ERROR=<cr><lf>ERROR<cr><lf>
ERROR_NO_CARRIER=<cr><lf>NO CARRIER<cr><lf>
ERROR_VOICE=<cr><lf>VOICE<cr><lf>
ERROR_NO_DIALTONE=<cr><lf>NO DIAL TONE<cr><lf>
ERROR_BUSY=<cr><lf>BUSY<cr><lf>
ERROR_NO_ANSWER=<cr><lf>NO ANSWER<cr><lf>

; General connect responses that all USR modems generate...

CONNECT=<cr><lf>CONNECT <ignore>/NONE<ignore>
CONNECT_EC=<cr><lf>CONNECT <ignore>/ARQ<ignore>

; Since serial port is locked, carrier rate is irrelevant.
; The RAS client calcuates link rate after connection is accepted.

[USRobotics General]

; This selection can be used by almost ALL USRobotics modems!

; * A MAXCONNECTBPS of 38400 allows this to be used by older modems
; such as the HST 14400.

; * Compression is off by default because of the lower DTE-DCE rate.

; * ITU-T standards are on by default to ensure compatibility with
; non-USR modems.

; * X4 is set to ensure compatibility with Sportster modems. Advanced
; dial features for Courier can be activated by placing X7 in the dial
; string. (i.e. phone number field contains "1-708-676-1059X7"

CALLBACKTIME=10
DEFAULTOFF=compression
MAXCARRIERBPS=28800
MAXCONNECTBPS=38400
<speaker_on>=m1
<speaker_off>=m0
<hwflowcontrol_on>=&h1&r2
<hwflowcontrol_off>=&h0&r1
<compression_on>=&k3
<compression_off>=&k0
<protocol_on>=&m4
<protocol_off>=&m0
<autodial_on>=ATdt
<autodial_off>=ATd
COMMAND_INIT=AT&f&a3x4e1q0v1s0=0s7=55s2=128<cr>
COMMAND_INIT=AT&b1&c1&d2b0x4<cr>
COMMAND_INIT=<hwflowcontrol><compression><protocol><speaker><cr>

COMMAND_DIAL=<autodial><phonenumber><cr>
COMMAND_LISTEN=ATS0=1<cr>

; US Robotics modems are defined in original MODEM.INF are
; maintained here for installation purposes

[US Robotics Courier Dual]
ALIAS=USRobotics General

[US Robotics Courier HST]
ALIAS=USRobotics General

[US Robotics Courier V.32bis]
ALIAS=USRobotics General

[US Robotics Sportster 2400]
ALIAS=USRobotics General

[US Robotics Sportster 9600]
ALIAS=USRobotics General

[US Robotics V.FC/V.34]
ALIAS=USRobotics General

==============================================================================
SECTION 4: Transport Services
==============================================================================

Q4-1:  Where can I find out more about tcp/IP, slip, ppp, etc.?

TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 The Protocols by W. Richard Stevens
Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 0-201-63346-9

TCP/IP Network Administration by Craig Hunt
Published by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
ISBN 0-937175-82-X
	
I recommend you check out the following Web HTML document as a
starting point.  "The PC-Internet Connection Update Page"
http://www.zilker.net/users/internaut/update.html


"comp.protocols.tcp-ip.ibmpc Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)"
by Aboba, Bernard D.(1994)
email address: aboba@netcom.com (Bernard Aboba)
Aboba, Bernard D.(1994) "comp.protocols.tcp-ip.ibmpc Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQ)" Usenet news.answers, available via
file://ftp.netcom.com/pub/mailcom/IBMTCP/ibmtcp.zip, 57 pages.
http://www.zilker.net/users/internaut/update.html
http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu
  /hypertext/faq/usenet/ibmpc-tcp-ip-faq/part1/faq.html

This FAQ is now fully HTML compatible, and is being automatically
converted to HTML. This means that if you have a WWW browser, you
can read the FAQ on-line, and click on links to download individual
files. This is how I read the FAQ myself, and it is highly
recommended.

	
The "PPP-FAQ" authored by Ignatios Souvatz (isignatios@cs.uni-bonn.de)

Archive-name: ppp-faq/part1 URL: http://cs.uni-bonn.de/ppp/part1.html

Summary: This document contains information about the Internet
Point-to-Point Protocol, including a bibliography, a list of
public domain and commercial software and hardware
implementations, a section on configuration hints and a list of
frequently asked questions and answers on them. It should be read
by anybody interested in connecting to Internet via serial lines,
and by anybody wanting to post to comp.protocols.ppp
(before he/she does it!)

"Personal Internet Access Using SLIPP or PPP: How You Use It,
How it Works" by Frank Hecker
FTP//ftp.digex.net/pub/access/hecker/internet/slip-ppp.txt

==============================================================================

Q4-2:  Where do I find SLIP/PPP for NT?  How do I install SLIP/PPP for NT?


A.)  Double click on the Main program group
B.)  Double click on Network
C.)  Click on add software
D.)  Choose Remote Access Service

==============================================================================

Q4-3:  Help: My RAS PPP/SLIP connection is not working?

You probably have one of three problems either the slip link is not
working, or your NT system is not accessing the UNIX service DNS,
or the IP routing is messed up between your NT system and your slip
providers UNIX network.

1.) Can you ping any addresses on the other end of the slip or ppp
link?  Try pinging the UNIX server or the gateway. Drop to DOS and
use the ping command. Use the numeric IP address.

2.) Try turning VJ compression off.  Sometimes telnet and FTP will
not work if you have VJ compression on and the system you are
connected to does not support VJ compression.  If you are using
TIA be sure and set the NT option for VJ compression to off.
Since, TIA does not support VJ compression.

3.) Check and confirm that the following are correct:
Double click on the Main program group icon, then double click on
the Control Panel icon, then double click on Network icon, select
the TCP/IP protocol and click on the configure button.  Click on

DNS and verify the following is correct:

A.)  The Host Name for your PC
B.)  Your Domain Name
C.)  Add the proper DNS IP address or addresses for your slip/ppp
     service.

Click on OK to confirm DNS changes
Click on OK to close out the TCP configuration dialog.
Click on OK to close the Network configuration dialog.

If you are not sure please ask slip/ppp service providers system
admin. to confirm them for you.

4.) Drop the baud rate to 9600, some UARTs do not work above 9600
without UART receiver overruns.

5.) Finally try finding someone else who is using NT slip or ppp
at your location.  Ask the system admin. if anyone else is
successfully running NT via slip or ppp.

6.) Can you dial in using slip or ppp from a known working system
using your username and password?

7.) Are you using dynamic IP addressing (bootp)?

With slip you will have to manually login using Rasphone and
then type your IP into the little white box at the lower right
side of the screen and click on the DONE button.  For PPP you
can automate the login follow the directions under question no.
27 below.  Also a NT workstation using RAS to dial into a NT
server will work with dynamic IP if the NT server is configured
for DHCP.

8.) Are you using a static IP address?

The first time you dial in using the RAS SLIPP use the manual
login option, you will get a screen a 0.0.0.0 IP address displayed
in a white box at the bottom of the screen.  Type in your assigned
SLIP IP address and click on the DONE button.  The IP address will
be written into the rasphone.pbk as the SlipIpAddress=NNN.NNN.NNN.NNN
entry under the currently active selection in the rasphone.pbk file
located in the /winnt35/system32/ras directory.


9.) After you dial in and login in shell out to does and see what
the netstat -rn utility shows.

My netstat -rn returned the following info after my slip link is
connected.  My IP address is 198.60.143.32 and my slip service
providers gateway is 168.158.8.5

Network Address Netmask		Gateway Address Interface    Metric
0.0.0.0		0.0.0.0		198.60.143.32	198.60.143.32   1
127.0.0.0	255.0.0.0	127.0.0.1	127.0.0.1	1
198.60.143.32 	255.255.255.255	127.0.0.1	127.0.0.1	1
198.60.143.255	255.255.255.255	198.60.143.32	198.60.143.32 	1
224.0.0.0	224.0.0.0	198.60.143.32	198.60.143.32   1
255.255.255.255	255.255.255.255	198.60.143.32	198.60.143.32   1

Route Table

Active Connections
Proto	Local Address		Foreign Address		State
TCP	198.60.143.32:1249	168.158.8.5:119	    ESTABLISHED

==============================================================================

Q4-4:  Where can I find a UUCP implementation for NT?

	You'll find UUCP on ftp.cica.indiana.edu

==============================================================================
SUBSECTION 4A: Server
==============================================================================

Q4A-1:  Does 3.5's RAS support dynamic ip addressing?

Yes NTAS V3.5 allows you to setup up a range of address that
the remote ras clients can request. This is called dynamic addressing
or bootp.  and it works.  The NTAS server is configured as a DHCP server.
When the remote pc calls in via RAS and is authenticated the NTAS server
assigns the remote pc an IP from the pool of unused IP addresses.

==============================================================================

Q4A-2:  If a remote user dials into a NT 3.5 PPP server, will this person
be able to

A.)  Use File Manager or Net Use commands to access NetBIOS-based shared
drives?

Yes, if the remote user is using NT Workstation V3.5 or WFWG V3.1 RAS.

No, if the remote user is using most third party PPP implementations
such as Chameleon TCP/IP, Spry Air Series 3.0, and Trumpet SLIP/PPP
Winsock.  Most of the third party TCP/IP software packages do not
support NETBIOS SMB over a remote slip/ppp connection.


B.)  Use a POP mail client to connect to a POP server?


Yes, if the remote user is using NT Workstation V3.5 and RAS PPP
with the TCP/IP option enabled on both ends of the RAS link.

Eudora email works great with NT V3.5 for SMTP and POP3
ftp://ftp.qualcomm.com/quest/eudora/windows/1.4/
filename eud143b4.exe

No, if the remote user is using WFWG V3.1 RAS.  The WFWG RAS does
not support PPP and TCP/IP.  WFWG V3.1 RAS supports NETBEUI only.

==============================================================================

Q4A-3:  Where can I get DNS for NT?

The Windows NT 3.5 resource kit is supposed to include a DNS software
package, there is also a third  party product called 'DNS Magic' that
runs as a NT Service, company is 'Software Innovations'
(winnt#innov.com)

==============================================================================
SUBSECTION 4B: Client
==============================================================================

Q4B-1:  Where do I configure the RAS TCP/IP settings for PPP connections?


Thanks to Tom Horsley (Tom.Horsley@mail.csd.harris.com) for his
suggestion of configuring PPP from the Rasphone.

Instead of configuring PPP starting from the Network entry on the
control panel, I find that I can configure those details
from the RAS program's phonebook in the Advanced edit dialog. This
actually makes perfect sense because the details are likely to be
different for each phone number.


For PPP you can configure the TCP/IP settings as follows:

Double click on the Remote Access icon.
Highlight the proper entry then click on the EDIT button.
Click on Advanced if set to Basic.
Click on Network button (Displays the Network Protocol Settings Dialog)
Check the PPP option.
Click on TCP/IP Settings
If using dynamic IP addresses, check "Use server assigned IP addresses".
If using a static IP address, check "Require specific IP address" and
fill in your assigned address.

and enter the primary and backup DNS IP addresses.  The
backup DNS is optional.

If your provider supports compressed ppp, check Use VJ compression.
and also check the use default gateway on remote network.

==============================================================================

Q4B-2:  Where do I configure the TCP/IP settings for SLIP connections?

Double click on the Main program group icon, then double click on
the Control Panel icon, then double click on Network icon, select
the TCP/IP protocol and click on the configure button.  Click on

DNS and verify the following is correct:

A.)  The Host Name for your PC
B.)  Your Domain Name
C.)  Add the proper DNS IP address or addresses for your slip/ppp
     service.

Click on OK to confirm DNS changes
Click on OK to close out the TCP configuration dialog.
Click on OK to close the Network configuration dialog.

NOTE: You will have to setup Rasphone to manually dial the first time you
make a slip connection.  Set the security options to "Use clear text
Terminal login only", and set the Before and After Scripts to NONE.  Then
select/highlight your entry and click on Dial. You will manually login
the first time you dialup for the slip connection, after the valid login
using your username and password type slip<cr> at the remote servers
command prompt, then type your IP into the little white box at the
lower right side of the screen and click on the DONE button.

==============================================================================

Q4B-3:  Example login scripts for various Internet providers


Example login script for MCS.Net in Chicago

Macro Computer Solutions (MCS-DOM)
3217 N. Sheffield
Chicago, IL  60657
(312) 248-8649

Domain Name: MCS.COM, MCS.NET
Administrative Contact, Technical Contact
Denninger, Karl  karl@MCS.NET
   	
substitute your username and password in place of the USERNAME
and PASSWORD The MCS net server uses the commands login and
password; if your's uses different words, substitute as needed.


Here's the MCS.NET script thanks to Walter S. Arnold
(sculptor@mcs.net) switch.inf file, pretty basic but it works
with both PPP and Slip.

	[McsNet, SLIP]

	COMMAND=<cr>
	ERROR_NO_CARRIER=<match>"NO CARRIER"
	OK=<match>"login:"

	COMMAND=sculptor<cr>
	ERROR_NO_CARRIER=<match>"NO CARRIER"
	OK=<match>"Password:"

	COMMAND=*************<cr>
	ERROR_NO_CARRIER=<match>"NO CARRIER"
	CONNECT=<match>"Packet mode enabled"
	;ERROR_DIAGNOSTICS=<cr><lf><Diagnostics>

	; CONNECT response means that the connection completed fine.
	; ERROR_DIAGNOISTICS response means connection attempt failed
	;  DIAGNOSTIC information will be extracted from the response
	;  and sent to the user.
	; ERROR_NO_CARRIER means that the remote modem hung up.
	; ERROR resonses are for generic failures.

==============================================================================

Q4B-4:  How do I automate my slip/ppp login using the switch.inf
script language?

You will need to edit the switch.inf file in winnt35/system32/ras
and add an entry for your slip/ppp login script.  The section you
add must have a label followed by your actual script commands.
Reference the rasphone.hlp help file and the pad.inf file in
winnt35/system32/ras for additional information.
The Microsoft NT V3.5 resource kit (when it is released) will
have additional documentation on the switch.inf file and the
script language.

The switch.inf script is as follows:

Substitute your USERNAME, PASSWORD, and IP Address

Note, this script will need to be modified to match your slip
providers login sequence.
	;

	[Evergreen]
	;
	; Wait until we get the "username:" prompt
	COMMAND=
	ERROR_NO_CARRIER=<match>"NO CARRIER"
	OK=<match>"ame:"
	;
	; Give the username and wait for "password:" prompt
	COMMAND=username<cr>
	ERROR_NO_CARRIER=<match>"NO CARRIER"
	OK=<match>"ord:"
	;
	; Give the password and ignore response (we're done)
	COMMAND=password<cr>
	ERROR_NO_CARRIER=<match>"NO CARRIER"
	; Wait for "Alpine>" send the SLIP command
	OK=<match>"ine>"
	COMMAND=slip<cr>
	ERROR_NO_CARRIER=<match>"NO CARRIER"
	; Wait for my IP address
	CONNECT=<match>"NNN.NNN.NNN.NNN"
	ERROR_DIAGNOSTICS=<cr><lf><Diagnostics>
	ERROR_DIAGNOSTICS=<lf><cr><lf><Diagnostics>
	;
	; CONNECT response means that the connection completed fine.
	; ERROR_DIAGNOISTICS response means connection attempt failed
        ; - the DIAGNOSTIC information will be extracted from the
	; response and sent to the user.
	;
	; ERROR_NO_CARRIER means that the remote modem hung up.
	; ERROR responses are for generic failures.
	;

	RAS PHONEBOOK SETTINGS for a SLIP connection to Evergreen
	using Windows NT

	Entryname:			Evergreen

	Modem Settings:	

	Modem type 			Microcom Deskporte FAST 28.8K
	UART type:			16550 on Com2
	Enable hardware flow control	yes
	Enable modem error control	yes
	Enable modem compression	yes
	Baud rate 			57600
	(use 19200 baud if you do not have a 16550 UART chip for
         your selected COM port)

	Network Settings:  SLIP
	Force header compression	yes
	Use default gateway		yes
	Frame Size = 1006

	Security Settings:
	Accept any authentication including clear text	yes

	Terminal or Script
	Before Dialing			none
	After Dialing   		Evergreen

==============================================================================

Q4B-5:  How do I avoid having to click on the DONE button to complete the
slip/ppp connect when using rasphone?

I wrote two batch files for using rasdial and it worked great!
The first rasdial batch file is for initiating the connection.
I then added to icons one for calling the startnet.bat and one
for calling the stopnet.bat, you can use the open door icon for
startnet and the close door icon for stopnet.  Place these batch
files in the winnt directory so they are in the Win NT path.
Type path at the command prompt for path details.  You can get
the command line options for rasdial by typing

rasdial /help

The startnet.bat file contains one line as follows:

rasdial evergreen

and the stopnet.bat file contains one line as follows:

rasdial evergreen /DISCONNECT

==============================================================================

Q4B-6:  How do I bypass my slip/ppp service providers long banner text
in the script language?

The following is one method submitted by (Chris Pirih)
pirih@eskimo.com

Chris indicates that a better way to do this is as follows:

        COMMAND=mypassword<cr>
        OK=<match>"unity%"
        LOOP=<ignore><cr>
        COMMAND=ppp<cr>

The following is a second method submitted by Jason John Schwarz
(jschwarz@gandalf.ksmith.com)

For the following example:

OK for those other people who's host sends long strings of stuff
when they initially login here is a fix, I admit it is not pretty,
and if somebody has a better one I would like to see it, but this
works at my site, and it seems to be the only thing that does work.

	[cc00du]
	COMMAND=<cr>
	ERROR_NO_CARRIER=<match>"NO CARRIER"
	OK=<match>"login:"

	COMMAND=myusername<cr>
	ERROR_NO_CARRIER=<match>"NO CARRIER"
	OK=<match>"Password:"

	COMMAND=mypassword<cr>
	OK=<ignore>

	COMMAND=
	OK=<ignore>

	COMMAND=
	OK=<ignore>

	COMMAND=
	OK=<ignore>

	COMMAND=
	OK=<ignore>

	COMMAND=
	OK=<ignore>

	COMMAND=
	OK=<ignore>

	COMMAND=
	OK=<ignore>

	COMMAND=
	OK=<ignore>

	COMMAND=<cr>
	OK=<ignore>

	COMMAND=<cr>
	OK=<match>"unity%"

	COMMAND=ppp<cr>
	ERROR_NO_CARRIER=<match>"NO CARRIER"
	CONNECT=<match>"Using name=mario"

==============================================================================

Q4B-7:  Does anyone know how to put in a delay in switch.inf scripts?

Our Shiva system requires about 10 seconds to initialize before
starting PPP.

Try repeating the following script commands five times in your login
script.

; The next line will give a delay of 2 secs

COMMAND=
NoResponse

==============================================================================

Q4B-8:  How do I get dynamic IP working for slip or ppp?

I do not have the dynamic IP working for SLIP connections.
This is because I do not know how to parse the IP and then transfer
the dynamically assigned IP to the proper RAS variable.  I asked
Microsoft for additional information on the script language and I
was told that the NT 3.5 resource kit is supposed to have
additional documentation on the switch.inf script language but it
is not released yet (supposed to be released soon).

SLIP with dynamic IP

You will have to interactively logon to a SLIP server by manually
entering name, password, and "slip" to enter slip mode and recieve
the dynamic IP address. I copied the address to the address box in
the RAS terminal IP address box. Don't forget to enter the DNS IP
addressby configuring TCP/IP ( control panel \ network \ advanced \
enable DNS & DNS... ).  Scripting
examples are included in other sections of this FAQ.


After searching for where rasphone stuck my IP address, and I
found it in the rasphone.pbk entry.

The first time I ran the SLIP login script via Rasphone book
entry I got a screen with a DONE button and the 0.0.0.0 IP


address was in a white box at the bottom of the screen.  I typed
in my SLIP static IP address and clicked on the DONE button.
This then was written into the rasphone.pbk as the
SlipIpAddress=198.60.143.32 entry in the Evergreen section of
the rasphone.pbk file in /winnt35/system32/ras


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