Remotely controlling a DSL connection
October 12, 2004 3:34 PM   Subscribe

Here the short story...Is there anyway to remotely disconnect/connect dsl connections under OS X? the long story inside....

I have a G4 downstairs connected via dsl (which can be kinda flaky) to the interweb. It is a software base station (connected via Airport) for the imac upstairs.now short of installing VPC (which i really dont need ALL that for) is there anyway I can do this? btw both running 10.3.5
posted by ShawnString to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Couldn't you use ssh to log into the G4, then use something like ifconfig to reset the ethernet/DSL connection? It's not an eye-candy-loaded solution, but it ought to work.
posted by spacewrench at 4:04 PM on October 12, 2004


i know enough *nix to run a man on ifconfig and realize i am looking for something just a little more user friendly.
posted by ShawnString at 4:09 PM on October 12, 2004


short of installing VPC

You mean VNC, right? It's not at all a big deal to install, by the way. You can have a client (ex. Chicken of the VNC) and server (ex. ShareMyDesktop) running within 10 minutes. Way more user-friendly than ifconfig.
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 5:00 PM on October 12, 2004


Doh! Beat to the punch on preview. So, I'll second it: Very, very easy.

VNC, baby. Here's the server. Here's the client.
posted by Mo Nickels at 5:00 PM on October 12, 2004


Um...

ssh you@themac.yourhouse.com ifconfig en1 down

To shut 'er down, and

ssh you@themac.yourhouse.com ifconfig en1 up

to open it back up again. If you want user friendly, make little icons on your desktop to do this.
posted by majick at 6:21 PM on October 12, 2004


ok...vnc...vpc...whatever :)
i will try the ifconfig thing first. and if that works...cool. i am just tired of having run up and down the steps.
posted by ShawnString at 6:35 PM on October 12, 2004


Actually, the DSL is probably on en0. Sorry about that.
posted by majick at 7:38 PM on October 12, 2004


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