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Software Modem Driver



https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1803
slmodem package

I recently was forced to endure the pain of using dial-up Internet. I was surprised to find this "slmodem" daemon that uses the ALSA snd-intel8x0m driver included in FC2 to make a working sound device, avoiding the binary-only kernel module. The slmodemd daemon creates /dev/ttySL0 and ppp worked great. The current package works, but if anyone else is interested in polishing this up, it needs a bit more work.

Blockers:
* Add command line option to demonize
* Return useful error codes, or zero if daemonize worked
* Use "daemon" so messages are recorded in syslog
* Make [OK] and [FAILED] messages work
* Add /etc/sysconfig/slmodem for country configuration, and perhaps other options. See Mandrake's slmodem package for examples.


Would be nice:
* Use ppp's "chat" program to test modem with ATZ and OK response
* Would it be acceptable to automatically symlink /dev/modem to /dev/ttySL0 if /dev/modem does not exist?
* Does selinux policies need to know anything about this?


License question:
* The license attached is included within the tarball. If used with the binary-only kernel it probably would be unacceptable to ship, but it appears that the daemon has an acceptable license? BSD-ish with documentation advertising requirement?


Warren Togami
wtogami redhat com
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