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Alt+Connect manages dialup connections, allowing a group of networked machines to share a single Internet connection through their server. Custom client software lets users to start or stop their internet connection, and the server (connectd) ensures that the connection remains up only while someone's using it. Features include support for multiple ISPs and links (modems or ISDN channels), connection control lists, ability to record the time a user spends online and charge him for it, and the ability to enable and disable IP forwarding as a machine starts or stops using the Internet.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  30 Jun 2003 18:38

    Release Notes: Many.

    •  15 Dec 2001 15:29

      Release Notes: This is principally the same security fix as for the stable version, but a number of useful options are now passed as default to pppd, where they're supported, and you can control the speaker and blind-dialing from connectd's config file without hacking the modem chat script.

      •  15 Dec 2001 15:24

        Release Notes: A fix has been added which stops connectd from trusting all machines. Without this fix, it's possible to login to connectd as any user. Connection control lists, bill logging, quotas, etc. are all circumvented, but the wider machine shouldn't be compromised. This exploit needs an identd server which doesn't ship as standard with Windows, so you are most at risk if your network has Linux machines under the control of other users; it also needs tcpd support compiled in, so to be vulnerable "[TCPD]" must be in the string returned by "connect ver".

        •  28 Nov 2001 19:35

          Release Notes: Multiple providers works on ISDN (except that the add-provider script doesn't know anything about them). The limit of 32 providers can be exceeded with the correct ./configure switch. Tcpd support is back in with gcc 2.96 (e.g. Red Hat 7.0+).

          •  28 Nov 2001 19:34

            No changes have been submitted for this release.


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