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Original author(s)Dave Coombs / Avery Pennarun
Stable release
1.61 / September 19, 2009
Operating systemLinux
LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License
Websitealumnit.ca at the Wayback Machine (archived 2011-05-04)

WvDial (pronounced 'weave-dial'[1]) is a utility that helps in making modem-based connections to the Internet that is included in some Linux distributions.[2] WvDial is a Point-to-Point Protocol dialer: it dials a modem and starts pppd in order to connect to the Internet.[3] It uses the wvstreams library.[4]

WvDial uses heuristics to guess how to dial and log into a server, alleviating the need to write a login script.[5]

Graphical frontends[edit]

There are some GUI tools which allows using WvDial:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ freshmeat.net: Project details for WvDial
  2. ^ "Wv Dial". alumnit.ca. Archived from the original on May 4, 2011.
  3. ^ "The disappointingly ongoing success of WvDial". apenwarr.ca. Retrieved 2023-07-11.
  4. ^ Wv Streams - open.alumnit.ca
  5. ^ chat(8) - Linux man page
  6. ^ "X-wvdial".
  7. ^ "XMESSAGE(1) manual page".

External links[edit]

Official website at the Wayback Machine (archived 2011-05-04)