SLIC: Stofanet Linux Internet Connector
Version 1.1 released 2000-09-16.
What's new in version 1.1?
DOWNLOAD slic-1.1-source.tgz (18KB)
Contents of archive
Please read README.UPGRADE for
important information on upgrading to version 1.1.
Common problems: FAQ
SLIC is no longer being maintained.
"slic" is a program to establish/release connection from the
local host to the "stofa-net" manually or automatically, display
status information and calculate usage statistics. When put in
auto-mode slic establishes the connection when it is needed
and releases it when there has been no traffic for a while. This
will save you a great deal of money when surfing the Web!
When in auto-mode slic can also run in the background taking
care of establishing/releasing the connection whenever you need
it. To run slic in background simply type 'slic auto &'. Furthermore
it is by version 1.1 possible to set a monthly usage limit on
a minute basis. If the limit is exceeded slic will refuse to run.
The program is written in ANSI C and therefore runs very fast compared to
other connectors written in eg. Perl or Java.
Super-quick installation guide
Download slic. Unpack by
issuing the command 'tar xzf slic-X.X-source.tgz' (where 'X.X'
is the version number). Configure
slic by editing the file slic.config. Issue the command 'make all'.
As root, issue the command 'make install'. Slic is now installed
on your system. To get further information please read
and do a 'man slic' after the program is
installed. If you are upgrading from a previos version, please read
README.UPGRADE for important upgrade
Slic will run on most reasonable (new) linux systems that have GCC,
make and TCP/IP networking installed. Slic has been tested on Red Hat
6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3,
Mandrake 7.1 and 7.2, Slackware 7.0, and on Debian 2.1.
Bugs & problems
Slic has no known bugs at this time. If you experience any problems
during compilation, installation or use of the program please let
me know. Please send me a description of what is wrong and the error
messages from the program or from the compiler. Thank you!