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Subject: Windows NT Internet FAQ, Part 1/2

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============================================================================== SECTION 1: Introduction and Table of Contents ============================================================================== 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 Permission to copy all or part of this work is granted, provided that the copies are not made or distributed for resale (except nominal copying fee may be charged), and provided that the NO WARRANTY, author-contact, and copyright notice are retained verbatim & are displayed conspicuously. The incorporation of this FAQ in a published book and/or a CDROM archive requires written authorization. If anyone needs other permissions that aren't covered by the above, please contact the authors. NO WARRANTY: THIS WORK IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. THE AUTHOR PROVIDES NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE WORK, INCLUDING WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO ITS MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Availability: This is available: via anonymous ftp from: rtfm.mit.edu in the file: windows-nt/internet-faq/part1 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. ============================================================================== SUBSECTION 1A: Table of Contents ============================================================================== 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/gnu ============================================================================== 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/hcl35 ============================================================================== 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/beta 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