wmisdn 1.8 review

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wmisdn is a dock applet that monitors the i4l ISDN subsystem and lets the user start/stop/disable a ppp connection on a specified dev

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 31K
Developer: Tasho
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wmisdn is a dock applet that monitors the i4l ISDN subsystem and lets the user start/stop/disable a ppp connection on a specified device.

wmisdn can run as a docked applet in KDE2 (via kappdock), WindowMaker or Afterstep, as well as a standalone windowed application in any other window manager. On its main window wmisdn shows the status of the monitored ippp device.

An additional panel can be toggled to show extended information about the connection. wmisdn can control the ippp connection via three buttons that appear on the upper side of the main window when toggled using the vertical arrow switch (take a look at the second screenshot).

The green one opens the connection, the yellow one closes it and the red one disables it.

Command line options:

Use the -w option if you want to dock wmisdn into the Windowmaker dock. The -s option is useful for Afterstep and other dock-enabled window managers.

The -dialmode option tells wmisdn which dialmode to use for the device when the user presses the yellow button requesting that the connection (if any) is stopped and the dialing is enabled. You can use 'auto' for enabling the autodialing feature of i4l or manual. If the option is not present wmisdn tries to get the current setting from the device. If the device's dialmode setting is set to 'off', indicating that the device has been disabled, the defualt setting 'auto' is assumed.

The -device option tells which ippp devices should be monitored. The devices are expected as a comma separated list of device names with NO BLANKS in it, i.e. "-device ippp0,ippp1,ippp5". The order of the device names is not important. On most systems the only configured device is ippp0 and this is the default setting if none specified. If you want to monitor a slave device (for mppp), you should also specify
it using this option.

The -lamps option causes the connection control buttons to be displayed directly upon startup, as if some magic hand has pressed the vertical-arrow-button that toggles them. It is intended for users who need them permanently. If you have set the hangup timeouts and the default routes properly, so that dialing and hanging up is performed automatically, you won't need the control buttons very often and since I find that wmisdn looks better without them, they don't appear on the default display mode.

The -font option can be used to specify a different font for the info window and the device display (the default font is the LED-builtin). The font name must follow the X11 font naming conventions and must be placed in quotation marks (take a look at xfontsel if you don't know the font names on your system).

The -usescripts and -path options deal with the scripting feature of wmisdn. For more information, read the SCRIPTS file.

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