PPP Dial-in problems

Dominic Mitchell dom at happygiraffe.net
Mon May 21 15:16:48 BST 2001

On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 02:39:07PM +0100, Neil Ford wrote:
> On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 01:33:47PM +0100, Brian Somers wrote:
> > Bear in mind that incoming authentication is taken from 
> > /etc/ppp/ppp.secrets - any ``set authkey'' in your config is not used 
> > unless the peer demands authentication.
> > 
> Tried that first. Now have both enable PAP and enable CHAP removed as
> well as the bit from /etc/gettytab to see if we can get a simple login
> prompt up.
> As we're getting a stream of garbage I'm now suspecting it's a speed issue.
> There is quite a good example on the web 
> (http://packet.node.to/hacks/ppp-how-to.html) which uses mgetty as
> opposed to getty and details quite nicely all the config files. I think I'll
> give that a go and see if it doesn't work better.

You don't have to use mgetty - our getty can do PPP recognition.  Have a
look at gettytab(5) and search for ppp.  It'll then fire off whatever
PPP program you want to do the login.  It's quite convenient.


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