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8. ISP specific information

More specific information for certain ISPs is available from a variety of sources:

Demon Internet




PowerTech, Telenor Online, Telia








AOL is not possible since AOL uses a proprietary protocol.

If you can supply ISP specific information not listed here, please get in touch.

8.1 How do I learn more?

The Linux Documentation Project book called Linux Network Administrator's Guide by Olaf Kirch is pretty mandatory for anyone that will set up and maintain anything involving TCP/IP and Internet


The documentation that follows each software package will normally give you all the detailed information you need, if not always the overview. The man-pages will be the first place to look. Try for instance:

man pppd

You will also find some documentation about certain programs in the /usr/doc tree, although this is not always well structured.

The following HOWTOs will be highly relevant:

  • Installation-HOWTO will get the basics sorted.
  • NET-2-HOWTO is a very thorough description of installation and setup of the NET code. Much of this should already have been done if you use a standard Linux distribution (e.g. Slackware, Red Hat, Debian). But many sections on setup and troubleshooting will be very worthwhile.
  • Mail-HOWTO explains how to configure various tools. Again, much of this will already have been done for you when you install a standard Linux distribution.
  • News-HOWTO is for setting up a (conventional) news spool.
  • Tiny-News covers yet another alternative for collecting news.
  • PPP-HOWTO is a good description of problems you may encounter when setting up a PPP connection.
  • Serial-HOWTO contains everything you need to know about setting up serial ports.
  • Mail-Queue tells you how to send up sendmail to always queue remote mail but deliver local mail at once.

Red Hat has a mailing list for PPP issues; to join send an email to

redhat-ppp-list-request with the subject line


8.2 Thanks to

Information here is collected from many sources. Thanks to the following that either indirectly or directly have contributed:

Adam Holt <holt@graphics.lcs.mit.edu>
Arne Coucheron <arneco@oslonett.no>
Arne Riiber <riiber@oslonett.no>
Arnt Gulbrandsen <agulbra@troll.no>
Bjorn Steensrud <bjornst@powertech.no>
Gisle Hannemyr <gisle@a.sn.no>
Hans Amund Rosbach <haro@sesam.dnv.no>
Hans Peter Verne <hpv@ulrik.uio.no>
Harald T Alvestrand <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>
Harald Terkelsen  <Harald.Terkelsen@adm.hioslo.no>
Haavard Engum <hobbes@interlink.no>
James Youngman <JYoungman@vggas.com>
Johan S. Seland <johanss@sn.no>
John Phillips <john@linux.demon.co.uk>
Jorn Lokoy <jorn@oslonett.no>
Kenneth Tjostheim <kenneth.tjostheim@asplanviak.no>
Kjell M. Myksvoll <kjell.myksvoll@fou.telenor.no>
Kjetil T. Homme <kjetilho@math.uio.no>
Michael Meissner <meissner@cygnus.com>
N J Bailey <N.J.Bailey@leeds.ac.uk>
Nicolai Langfeldt <janl@math.uio.no>
Ove Ruben R Olsen <Ove.R.Olsen@ub.uib.no>
R. Bardarson <ronb@powernet.net>
Steinar Fremme <steinar@fremme.no>
Sverre H. Huseby <sverrehu@ifi.uio.no>
Trond Eivind Glomsrod <teg@stud.imf.unit.no>
Tommy Larsen <tommy@mix.hive.no>
Yves Bellefeuille <yan@storm.ca>

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