Introduction and Initial Account Configuration
Best way to learn about the DIALUP SDF membership is to login to your SDF shell account and enter dialup:
you@sdf: dialup SDF provides analogue and digital (ISDN) DIALUP service to members. To get a list of numbers in your area, use 'getdialup'. Some quick tips and things to note: 1) You can choose from 54,143 dialup numbers in the USA & Canada 2) Connections from 1200bps to 52000bps or 64kbps to 128kbps ISDN 3) Read the bboard: for discussions on the membership 4) Your dialup login is firstname.lastname@example.org 5) use 'setdialup' to maintain your DIALUP login and SMTP AUTH password 6) Pay your dues via paypal or mail (type 'address' for more details) Dues are: $10/mo, $27/qtr, $48/semi and $84/year and membership is open to all validated members, no setup fee, a monthly average of 15 hours a day, no dialer, no adverts! Enjoy!
The SDF>DIALUP FAQ and dialup.tenex.org have additional information. Before you sign-up though you may want to run getdialup first to see what numbers are in your local/extended calling area . Usually this information is contained in your local telephone directory.
example: list all (503) access numbers in the Portland, OR area
you@sdf: getdialup 503 | grep Portland (503) 258-7011 Portland OR pi PacWest (503) 258-7023 Portland OR pi PacWest (503) 548-0317 Portland OR pi PacWest (503) 416-2098 Portland OR st Du_MegaPop (503) 488-3200 Portland OR st Du_MegaPop (503) 734-3200 Portland OR st Du_MegaPop (503) 258-7014 Portland OR n3 Du_Sprint (503) 914-0040 Portland OR pw Du_PacWest (503) 974-0040 Portland OR pw Du_PacWest (503) 914-0558 Portland OR pw Du_PacWest (503) 972-0302 Portland OR pw Du_PacWest (503) 467-6101 Portland OR pw Du_PacWest (503) 548-0317 Portland OR pw Du_PacWest (503) 412-1576 Portland OR yn YourNetPlus
Users in rural areas may find no local access numbers and would need to weigh the cost of long distance charges.
Now you need to run setdialup and set the type of account and your DIALUP password. Most users will want to leave the type set to “NETWORK PPP”, the default:
you@sdf: setdialup SETDIALUP Version 2 [p] Set your DIALUP and SMTP Auth password [n] Set your connection type to NETWORK PPP (default) [s] Set your connection type to SHELL [t] Set your connection to TIP [r] REMOVE your DIALUP Membership [q] QUIT Choice?
Enter “p” to set password:
Choice? (SET) PASSWORD Setting your password for DIALUP LOGIN: email@example.com This will also serve as your SMTP AUTH for you.tenex.org New password:******** Retype new password:******** Password set for firstname.lastname@example.org Updates issued by mkhomepg, mkvhost, mkvpm and setdialup are executed within 10 minutes. Choice?
Enter “q” to quit:
Choice? QUIT You are email@example.com using a NETWORK type LOGIN
That's it - time to get your modem set up and configured…