GUI wizard to configure PPPoE connection for OpenSolaris (Updated)

One of the main criteria for the success of an Operating System is its usability. People generally prefer to go with those OS that provide a user friendly environment. 

The main thing a person wants in the OS is the ability to connect to the internet easily. Now for developers like us, well... we can survive with command line interface and get our work done. But for common man, well... CLI is impossible...

In an effort to make connection to internet using PPPoE easier for OpenSolaris, I have created a GUI Wizard, that lets the user configure his/her connection, connect to the internet as well as disconnect from the internet.

Now the application works great at my place. Just to make sure that it works well on all systems, i would like some of you to try the application and let me know if there is any problem. Any suggestion to improve the wizard would also be really helpful.

Visit : https://adsl-modem.dev.java.net/files/documents/9695/134508/adsl1.jar for the GUI executable.

The associated documentation can be found at: https://adsl-modem.dev.java.net/files/documents/9695/134347/PPPoE_Config_user_guide.pdf

Looking forward to your comments :)

PS: you can mail your comments to nischal(dot)rao(at)sun(dot)com or rao(dot)nischal(at)gmail(dot)com


Comments:

In amm wondering if you had written any apps for connecting a Huawei E220 USB Modem.these modems are becoming more popular for laptop use and operating system support is now very disirable.The next technological innovation will be full integration of these modems into netbooks with mobile operators selling sim cards to click in the side of the netbook.Opensolaris is very slow on the take up of this essential tachnology.Some people have posted tech solution but there seems to be no app available so far although the linux community is well advanced in this respect.Will the launch of the Tosiba laptop it must support this technology.

Posted by Rob Jones on May 03, 2009 at 09:14 PM IST #

In amm wondering if you had written any apps for connecting a Huawei E220 USB Modem.these modems are becoming more popular for laptop use and operating system support is now very disirable.The next technological innovation will be full integration of these modems into netbooks with mobile operators selling sim cards to click in the side of the netbook.Opensolaris is very slow on the take up of this essential tachnology.Some people have posted tech solution but there seems to be no app available so far although the linux community is well advanced in this respect.With the launch of the Tosiba laptop it must support this technology.

Posted by Rob Jones on May 03, 2009 at 09:16 PM IST #

good tool, hope this will be packed into next cd release. it is sad to download files and tools with other os first to run opensolaris...
btw the link has changed.

please use this one:
https://adsl-modem.dev.java.net/files/documents/9695/134508/adsl1.jar

Posted by fibric on July 04, 2009 at 05:37 AM IST #

First of all thanks a lot for helping OpenSolaris newbies like me.
Now, I have a few queries:

1. Whether this GUI would work on Solaris 10 5/09 too.
2. Does this GUI tool do all the needful to connect to the internet or should I have to do some pre-configuration?
3. Is it possible for you to upload the source code of this tool?

Posted by Parag Chatterjee on September 23, 2009 at 03:09 AM IST #

@parag
1. I didn't check, but it should work for solaris 10 5/09
2. Yes, it does almost everything(including a check for required packages) for configuring "pppoe" connection. At the very least the user must know his/her username and password. The app is designed for non-technical people.
3. you can find the source code at https://adsl-modem.dev.java.net/source/browse/adsl-modem/

Posted by Nischal E Rao on November 03, 2009 at 02:58 PM IST #

good!

Posted by Abercrombie and Fitch on February 07, 2010 at 03:42 AM IST #

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