Install GateKeeper as root using the Installer package. Configuration instructions are contained in the online NeXTHelp system. SUBMISSION GateKeeper 2.2 for ppp2.2 GateKeeper is a graphical user interface control for ppp2.2. RELEASE NOTES When employing a FIFO as the communication mechanism between GateKeeper and pppd, the syslog daemon (syslogd) is blocked from writing until the first PPP connection. This behavior is cured in this release, i.e. syslogd will work as soon as GateKeeper is started. However, for syslogd to work right from the start-up of the computer, you need to install a little utility program. See README.openFifo.rtfd for details. The necessary modifications for version 2.2 were incorporated by Uli Zappe <email@example.com>. 2.2 was built on the latest stable release (2.1) of GateKeeper. It is the last release which supports the 2.0 DNS based Dial on Demand. If you want this feature you must download the DoD version of the 2.0 distribution. *Note that a wholly redesigned release 3.0 of GateKeeper is currently available in Beta state (though not under active development). GateKeeper 3.0 is tightly integrated with ppp2.3 and can not be used as a GUI front-end to other ppp packages. GateKeeper 3.0 and the integrated PPP daemon communicate in a peer to peer fashion as necessary via Mach RPC. See the GateKeeper 3.0 package for details. DISTRIBUTION FILES GateKeeper.2.2.s.tar.gz contains a source distribution GateKeeper.2.2.NI.b.tar.gz contains a binary distribution In addition a Dial on Demand version is available as: GateKeeper.2.0.DoD.s.tar.gz source GateKeeper.2.0.DoD.NI.b.tar.gz binary OVERVIEW GateKeeper has the following significant features: -- Dial on demand (triggered by NS Apps and UNIX tools) -- GUI options file editor -- Toolbar control -- Inactivity timeout with sound warning. -- Execute and check exit status of a preLink and a preUnLink script prior to the respective operation. -- displays pppStats -- Capable of auto-launching pppd using defaults or using information from a GateKeeper document -- AutoRedial if provider's line is busy. -- Manual Dial and login to a ppp provider without a script. -- Persistent connection will redial and link to your provider if the connection is unexpectedly dropped. -- Compound document format for storing information necessary to access an Internet Service Provider. -- GUI status window. -- App Icon shows session time. -- Tri-state animated icon provides status feedback. -- Preferences editor simplifies editing of ppp2.2 files. -- Provides sound notification. -- Captures and displays connection information CURRENT RELEASE The current release of GateKeeper is version 2.2 HISTORY Version 2.2 -- Tenth public release It turned out that when a FIFO is used for pppd to communicate with GateKeeper, the syslog daemon (syslogd) is blocked until the first PPP connection. This behaviour is cured in this release, i.e. syslogd will work as soon as GateKeeper is started. However, for syslogd to work right from the start-up of the computer, you need to install a little utility program. See README.openFifo.rtfd for details. Version 2.1 -- Ninth public release The manual dial mechanism has been rewritten to eliminate the need for tip. This was necessary to resolve a problem mentioned in the ppp FAQ which afflicts certain modems and ISDN adaptors when attempting to dial using comm programs such as tip. Manual dial should now work with all modems. Double clicking a Gate doc in the Workspace no longer launches a ppp session. Instead, the Gate doc is opened for editing using the Gate doc editor. The editor now has an integrated Link button which can be used to launch a ppp session using the edited doc. Instead of immediate redials, GK now has a built in back-off delay which doubles in period each time that an attempted redial fails. A GUI status window option has been added. This can be used in addition to or instead of the regular diagnostics window. To support this functionality I've added the ability to handle Bourne shell like comments to chat (i.e. preceded by a #). Comments embedded in a chat pppup file will be displayed in GateKeeper's status window. Newly, generated Gate docs will have default comments. Version 2.0 -- Eigth public release German translation provided by Uli Zappe, who also provided very helpful feedback and bug reports. The German translation is not complete because I did not fully prepare GK for multilingual support. GateKeeper is now installed from a package. Gate docs no longer require an absolute path to the chat pppup script. The threshold below which GateKeeper will trigger Inactivity Timeout can now be adjusted via GK's preferences. GateKeeper can now be set in preferences to use an ordinary log file as its IPC mechanism with pppd/syslogd. The polling technique from the UNIX tail command is used, although, this method is not as efficient as the FIFO option. GateKeeper can check for mail in the queue and provide an icon warning. Sound can be disabled in preferences. The options file within a Gate doc can now be edited graphically. GateKeeper now checks whether the real user has permission to access a file before allowing editing or Linking. Older versions required hardcoding and a recompile in order to achieve this. preLink and preUnlink script execution prior to the respective op. Version 1.0a -- Seventh public release This release became necessary because of a CERT advisory on 2/15/96 regarding versions of BIND prior to 4.9.3. GateKeeper recieves the signal to dial on demand from a slightly modified named daemon which runs while GateKeeper is running (if "dial on demand" is enabled in preferences). Version 1.0 -- Sixth public release Per suggestion of Steven J. Perkins added ToolBar. Added Inactivity timeout and dial on demand. New graphics created with Stone Design's awesome 3D Reality. See the info panel. Usual minor improvements. Version 0.9 -- Fifth public release Added manual dial and login, plus minor improvements. Thanks to Stephan Schneider for his help in debugging a problem with the manual dial feature and for numerous suggestions and comments. Version 0.8 -- Fourth public release Added Auto re-dial and some minor improvements. Version 0.7 -- Bug fix release Thanks to Hanspeter Schuab for numerous suggestions, bug reports and a bug fix. Version 0.6 -- Second public release Numerous enchancements including .Gate doc's Version 0.3 -- Initial release Thanks to Steven J. Perkins for evaluation and numerous suggestions. Comments, bug reports and suggestions should be sent to: Uli Zappe firstname.lastname@example.org (if they refer to the 2.2 modifications for syslogd) or: Felipe A. Rodriguez 5315 Colodny st. #7 Agoura Hills, CA 91301 email@example.com (NeXTmail preferred) (MIMEmail welcome) ####################################################################
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