PPP Dial-in problems

Brian Somers brian at Awfulhak.org
Mon May 21 15:23:14 BST 2001

You usually need to connect to the modem and do a few ATs to train it 
to the correct speed:

# ppp
ppp ON machine> set device /dev/cuaa0
ppp ON machine> set speed 115200
ppp ON machine> term
deflink: Entering terminal mode on /dev/cuaa0
Type `~?' for help
ppp ON machine> quit

I've recently added this to the RECEIVING INCOMING PPP CONNECTIONS in 
the man page.

> 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.
> Neil.
> -- 
> Neil C. Ford
> Managing Director, Yet Another Computer Solutions Company Limited
> neil at yacsc.com - http://www.yacsc.com

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