Dialing Compuserve "Classic"
This refers to the old legacy Compuserve "Classic" accounts with login names consisting of 10 numbers. Configurations for ppp must be performed as root. The ppp connection will then allow you to use Netscape to surf the web etc.
Related YoLinux Tutorials:
This example is the manual configuration specific to Red Hat 5.2 /6.0/6.1/6.2/7.1 and a US Robotics 56k modem.
Perform the following configuration as user root.
Edit the following files:
/etc/resolv.conf - Network configuration file. Add: [Compuserve specific]
/etc/nsswitch.conf - Change to: (older systems use hosts.conf)
/etc/ppp/options - File should look like this:
Valid baud rates: 300, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200, 230400, 460800
/etc/ppp/chat-compuserve - File should look like this: [Compuserve specific]
Hang up / Disconnect: (From root shell)
killall -HUP pppd
MRU (Maximum Receive Unit): 1500
[Potential Pitfall]: If it doesn't work try a different access number. For example, I once found one Redondo Beach CA access number to be useless.
Use fetchmail to get your e-mail.
See: Fetchmail - YoLinux Tutorial and Links
A terminal session does NOT use ppp and does NOT require the set-up above..
Use minicom to dial Compuserve:
Compuserve Login sequence:
"GO" Topics: GO CAREERS, GO TAXES, GO INETWC (Internet guide), GO MOBILE, GO PAGER, GO CALLCARD, GO TRWREPORT (credit worthiness), GO WORK, GO OURWORLD, GO PASSWORD (change password), GO HELP, GO QUESTIONS, GO BILLING (credit card billing info), GO CHARGES (review your charges), GO RATES, GO CSHELP, GO CSLIVE (Live chat with someone in service), GO MAILHELP, GO INDEX (find topic), GO FIND, ...
Use the phone number 1-800-848-4480 and the "Host Name:" NETWORK to get a list of toll-free local numbers. (Or login as normal and use the command "GO NETWORK". Or use "GO PHONES")
Compuserve customer support (USA): (800)848-8990 (They don't know anything about Linux)
Compuserve national dial-up numbers:
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