connected to the net – finally!

Well, well, I did it! This post is being written in Firefox 1.0.7 running on Ubuntu 5.10, the Breezy Badger.

Unbelievably, the only thing stopping me from connecting through Pacenet was not a dialer, not its 64 kbps rule but its “encrypted” password. The algorithm was silly. Once I got hold of the algo, it took me less than five minutes to get online.

The only things remaining are of course, the firewall and software repositories. I also have to see how the pppoe utility handles service outages.

Oh well, I’m coming back with a vengeance when Dapper Drake is released.

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