diald - Daemon that provides on demand IP links via SLIP or PPP

Distribution: PCLinuxOS
Repository: PCLinuxOS x86_64
Package name: diald
Package version: 1.0
Package release: 8pclos2011
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 381.53 KB
Download size: 381.53 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.nluug.nl
Diald is a daemon that provides on demand IP links via SLIP or PPP. The purpose of diald is to make it transparently appear that you have a permanent connection to a remote site. Diald sets up a "proxy" device which stands in for the physical connection to a remote site. It then monitors the proxy, waiting for packets to arrive. When interesting packets arrive it will attempt to establish the physical link to the remote site using either SLIP or PPP, and if it succeeds it will forward traffic from the proxy to the physical link. As well, diald will monitor traffic once the physical link is up, and when it has determined that the link is idle, the remote connection is terminated. The criteria for bringing the link up and taking it down are configurable at run time, and are based upon the type of traffic passing over the link. Note that even if you use ppp for your connections, you still need slip compiled, either into the kernel or as a module.



  • diald = 1.0-8pclos2011
  • diald(x86-64) = 1.0-8pclos2011


    Install Howto

    1. Enable PCLinuxOS x86_64 repository in /etc/apt/sources.list:
      rpm http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/64bit x86_64
    2. Update the package index:
      # apt-get update
    3. Install diald rpm package:
      # apt-get install diald