KNet (formerly kdsl)

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Knet (formerly Kdsl) is a frontend for pppd which allows you to quickly and easily setup your PC with an Internet Account. Development is progressing, and currently Knet offers DSL support for PPPoE connections, and Dialup.
PPPoA Support might work, but is untested. If you can become a tester, please Email us!

** THIS IS A BETA RELEASE **
Please report any bugs or problems.
Last changelog:

15 years ago

For Suse Users
compile with ./configure --prefix=/opt/kde3

For Redhat / Fedora users
compile with ./configure --prefix=/usr

version 0.6 - for KDE-3.4
- Renamed to KNet
- New User Interface
- new Modem Configuration tools complete with modem scanning.
- New script editor that can be used for internet connections not directly supported by Knet (e.g. PPTP connections)
- Knet no longer creates special configuration files. Everything is done internally.
- Log window now works for Dialup Connections.

version 0.5 (Has been tested on KDE 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3)
- Fixed compilation issues with GCC-3.4, and other compilation issues on some distros.
- Added a real-time Statistics Page (see screenshot above)
- Fixed Notification window to always popup around the system tray icon
- Dock Icon is always shown, and Connection and Disconnections can take place from the dock icon.
- Worked on some KDE compliancy in the Dialog Boxes
- Added a Scheduler to automatically Start and stop your internet connection at any set time.

now on Sourceforge!
kdslbroadband.sourceforge.net

ggb2g

17 years ago

what about the 2 options?!
- plugins make kdsl (maybe renamed as 'Konnection') open to all type of Internet connection: pstn, isdn, adsl or even wi-fi

- kpart make possible for kde apps to automatically connect or pop-up kdsl when trying to go on the net. Of course this is important only for non permanent connection.

...then it becomes part of KDE!

Did I understand your meaning?
I guess it is easy for me to talk but not that easy to do it!

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jbaileys

17 years ago

:) Lots of work!!!!! I will go bald!
I think it would be VERY important to have a group of people work on an API for the kparts code, so it can be easily used by other apps if they wish to use Kdsl to start an internet connection on demand. Unfortunately, I dont think I am able to do this alone, and would need a lot of good guidance to achieve it.
The plugins idea I very much like. It is incredibly difficult to write code for protocols I dont even use, because I am unable to test the features constantly. SO a good API that could be used for developers to write plugins would be necessary. I'm still left with the same question, what is the best way to implement these features?
I agree Kdsl needs a name change. One of the ideas we had was KomeOnline! What do you think? My wife thinks it's corny!! But I like it!

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jcphil

17 years ago

I get this:

libtool: link: cannot find the library `/usr/local/lib/libart_lgpl_2.la'
make[3]: *** [kdsl] Error 1

If I run rpm -qa | grep libart_lgpl, I get:

libart_lgpl-devel-2.3.16-1
libart_lgpl-2.3.16-1

RedHat simply doesn't provide these *.la files anywhere. So, how do I build your app on my box?

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jbaileys

17 years ago

Hi. What version of redhat are you using? You might need to upgrade your autoconf packages. Kdsl doesnt even use the libart libraries, so this problem you are having has got me baffled. By the way, kdsl is a KDE 3.2 application, and should also work with KDE 3.1 (I've compiled it and used it on the latest standard Redhat Release)

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jcphil

17 years ago

This is RedHat 9 and I have the latest autoconf available, which is autoconf-2.57-3. So, an "upgrade" isn't really possible unless I install a more recent version from source.

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jbaileys

17 years ago

You're using the same autoconf as myself, and I installed kdsl on redhat 9 as well, with no problems at all. I installed Redhat 9 on my system to see if I could duplicate your problem, but all is working well on my end. I don't know what else I can suggest. The only thing I had to do with Redhat was install kdsl with ./configure --prefix=/usr , so it would install the files in the correct spot, because my redhat 9 system did not have the KDEDIR environment set.

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AussieJohn

17 years ago

I can see in the screen shots that BIGPOND has been used. I guess from this that the author is also maybe an Aussie as myself. If that is the case then this means this tool should be right for me. Is that correct ??? I am just about to join the ADSL brigade after 4 years of Bigpond Dialup. Please let me know as I am going to download your programme in advance.

Congratulations no matter where you are from and thanks for making your program available to all of us.

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jbaileys

17 years ago

Yes, I use Bigpond.... I use a few aDSL connections actually, which is why I wrote this program, because I needed a quick and easy way to access the internet with each different provider and all there different settings.

Download the program, and install it, and then hit the Setup Button. Once there, have a browse through the documentation. There should be enough information there to help you get your Linux box setup with ADSL.

By the way, I'm a Queenslander living in Tasmania!!! :o)

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slackpinguino

17 years ago

kdsl is good project,congratulations.

As it can be removed the wrapper (from rp-pppoe-gui) for integrate directly in rp-pppoe ?
(slackware remove this plugin from original rp-pppoe)

thanks in advance Stefano A.

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jbaileys

17 years ago

Hi, and thank-you for the comments.

Unfortunately kdsl needs the wrapper to make it work in non root mode. I noticed that on Redhat 9, it too did not include the wrapper, and I had to install rp-pppoe-gui to get the wrapper.
I am planning on writing my own wrapper to control the normal adsl-start and adsl-stop tools, but want to firstly make sure that kdsl is installing properly on all versions of Linux and is working well. Any feedback is appreciated.

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rgfree

17 years ago

Where is the difference between
this and
1) http://freshmeat.net/projects/kpppoe/?topic_id=87
2)
http://segfaultskde.berlios.de/index.php?content=rppppoek

?

I'm using SuSE so I can use KInternet
but a more general KDE-wide solution
supporting all major distros
would be great. I recently tried
rppppoek just for fun but it did
not work properly on my machine
(SuSE 9.0).

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jbaileys

17 years ago

kpppoe and rp-pppoek are both dock icon programs that control pppoe. kpppoe did not work for me, and rp-pppoek did work for me but did not have the features I wanted.

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forestie

17 years ago

Please do not think I am flaming you. I respect your work and I thank you for having made it available to the community. However, what do you think about extending existing applications (collaborating with application maintainer), rather than starting a new project? I am a Linux/KDE user and I like OpenSource in general, but I think one weakness of OpenSource is "too many projects to do the same thing, none is complete". I am just interested in knowing your opinion about that.

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jbaileys

17 years ago

I agree with you, and I am totally in favour of supporting other similar projects. As for Kdsl, I started it quite a few months ago in an effort to learn programming, and at the time, I never really thought I would get the program to actually work!! So for me, it wouldn't have been appropriate at the time to offer my services to another project when I had no programming skills. Kdsl was merely a way for me to learn, and also to develop the type of program I've wanted for a long time.
I also think that having a variety of similar programs is a good thing - like KDE vs Gnome...... they're both desktop environments, they both do similar things, yet they each cater for different tastes.
Its a bit like a car - why drive a BMW when you can drive a Ford! :)

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15 years ago

For Suse Users
compile with ./configure --prefix=/opt/kde3

For Redhat / Fedora users
compile with ./configure --prefix=/usr

version 0.6 - for KDE-3.4
- Renamed to KNet
- New User Interface
- new Modem Configuration tools complete with modem scanning.
- New script editor that can be used for internet connections not directly supported by Knet (e.g. PPTP connections)
- Knet no longer creates special configuration files. Everything is done internally.
- Log window now works for Dialup Connections.

version 0.5 (Has been tested on KDE 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3)
- Fixed compilation issues with GCC-3.4, and other compilation issues on some distros.
- Added a real-time Statistics Page (see screenshot above)
- Fixed Notification window to always popup around the system tray icon
- Dock Icon is always shown, and Connection and Disconnections can take place from the dock icon.
- Worked on some KDE compliancy in the Dialog Boxes
- Added a Scheduler to automatically Start and stop your internet connection at any set time.

now on Sourceforge!
kdslbroadband.sourceforge.net

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