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.