The Nokia 6300 phone and linux

I connected to it from an Ubuntu gnome desktop on my Dell D630 laptop.

Filesystem access

I can copy files from it but I can't change anything on the filesystem with the file browser. I can send a file to it.

Internet access

When the network was completely down at work I had a chance again to try to set up dialup Internet access via gsm-data from Ubuntu Linux. First the port assignment in /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf:
rfcomm0 {
        bind yes;
        device 00:1F:00:31:96:CE;
        channel 3;
        comment "Serial port Nokia 6300 KH";
which uses pairing that was set up before. For dialup I set up /etc/ppp/peers/xs4all-gsm-data with:
# There should be a matching entry with the password in /etc/ppp/pap-secrets
# and/or /etc/ppp/chap-secrets.
user "koos"

# MUST CHANGE: replace ******** with the phone number of your provider.
# The /etc/chatscripts/pap chat script may be modified to change the
# modem initialization string.
connect "/usr/sbin/chat -v -f /etc/chatscripts/pap -T 0346550455"

# Serial device to which the modem is connected.
The rest of the file were default values from /etc/ppp/peers/provider. The file /etc/ppp/pap-secrets was updated with a line with the password for xs4all.

The result: working, not too fast (9600 bps) Internet.

Locations of software, links

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