Windows XP - run "dialup" connection as a service?
Sun Nov 16 15:57:00 2003
Do you mean the host machine has only the DSL modem and must wait until
login to complete the connect? You want to be able to have the PC be
turned on and then be ready, without having any login, correct?
You can get a DSL Firewall/Router which can keep the connection up and
provide the benefits of a firewall, NAT and port forwarding. The router
does the PPPoE login, so the connection should be ready all the time. As
long as you have static IPs on the LAN and the correct port forwarding,
you can then access the machine anytime its on.
I suggest getting the router for all my clients, even with a single PC.
They are inexpensive and provide additional security, and requires nothing
of the host system other than TCP/IP. Do not forget to use tell Windows
that your Internet is now provided by a LAN, not dialup. Use the AuthHosts
option to offer some sanity to who can connect, if you have a static IP.
Phil Reynolds said:
> On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 06:27:21PM -0000, James Herbert wrote:
>> "Phil Reynolds" wrote:
>> > Mainly so that I can help to administrate a machine, is it possible to
>> > run a "dialup" (as in it's really ADSL) connection as a service in
>> > Windows XP?
>> > I can, of course, run my VNC server of choice on it... but this does
>> > make it connect.
>> IIRC, double-clicking on the DUN icon for that connection opens it, if
>> you have the settings in DUN correct, such as don't prompt for password
>> So in that case it follows you can put a shortcut to the DUN connection
>> in the startup folder... is this what you're looking for?
> No... that would require a user to click on their name to log in.
> I need the functionality from boot time... otherwise I can't do
> maintenance without someone attending the machine which is over 100
> miles away.
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