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1. Introduction

This HOWTO exists because a mate of mine needed to easily set up an Internet connection to BTinternet and here is a quick and concise way to get a running PPPd to Btinternet. This HOWTO also briefly covers Howto setup basic IP Masquerading to allow connection sharing.

1.1. Copyright and License

This document is Copyright 2001 by Matt Wright. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is available at

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1.2. Mailing Lists

Please note: There is a mailing list available for this howto. If you wish to join please email with the body:

subscribe bti-howto

This will then be followed up by the mailing list bot and subsequent emails should arrive confirming your request. The list is intended to be for annoucing changes to this HOWTO and also to dicuss the finer points of getting pppd to work on BTinternet.

1.3. About the author

My name is Matt Wright. I'm 16 year-old student in Blackburn, Lancashire. I'm a freelance Linux consultant. I am the proud owner of a Duron 950Mhz (all I could easily afford) with 256MB SDRAM, Voodoo 4 Video Card, ATI All-in-Wonder Pro Video Card. I also have a 266Mhz Cyrix that runs my USB ADSL connection, of which if you are reading this from you will be using.

You can find me at Or at

1.4. Acknowledgements

A major thanks of gratitude to the guys at Linuxdoc in particular Greg Ferguson and David Merrill for help with getting this into trusty SGML. Also to Rob Smith the guy behind me writing this :) (As he couldn't sort his own Linux box out :P). A great vote of thanks to Bill Staehle for his input in ironing out some major flaws. Also a thank you goes to TonyC at btinternet.linux and the rest of that newsgroup for originally getting me on my feet with BTi. Finally and most importantly my thanks goto my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, without whom I'd be lost.

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