ispsetup (was: Re: FreeBSD in Dixons)

Dominic Mitchell dom at
Wed Mar 15 20:53:59 GMT 2000

On Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 08:46:17AM +0000, Joe Karthauser wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 08:31:22AM +0000, Dominic Mitchell wrote:
> > Is there any documentation about the format of them?
> Yes, but it's pants!

Along with 99% of the world's computer documentation...

> Don't worry about M$ compatible servers - how are you going to find them?
> Most of the time the telephone numbers are hard burnt into CDs and not
> meant for public consumption.

Good point.  But it's useful to look at them and see what they are
doing, regardless.

> For those that don't know the M$ signup mechanism consists of a
> web mechanism that collects inforation from the user (using html
> forms, or whatever the browser can support).  Ultimately the server
> sends the user a file with a mime type of 'application/x-internet-signup'.
> The IE browser knows to pass this file to some part of the OS that
> configures dialup networking, mail, news, etc.
> The file looks something like this:


Many thanks, that's very useful info.


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