The kdsl 0.4 Handbook

Judd Baileys <>

Revision 0.4

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Kdsl is a utility to assist in setting up and using multiple internet accounts. Kdsl currently supports PPPoE ADSL, and Dial-up. Future versions of Kdsl are aimed at implementing ISDN, PPPoA DSL, and Cable connectivity. Rudimentary support is offered for USB modems.

Kdsl was designed on a LinuxFromScratch distro using the Linux Kernel 2.4.22. It has been thoroughly tested on different ADSL (PPPoE) accounts, and PAP/CHAP Dialup connections.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Using kdsl 0.4
3. Setting up a DSL Broadband account
The PPP Plugins
The Usage Browser
Choosing an Icon for your account
4. Dial Up Accounts
Setting up a Dial-Up account
A note on Winmodems
5. Non Root Users
6. Questions and Answers
7. Credits and License
A. Installation
How to obtain kdsl 0.4
Compilation and Installation