FreeBSD and BT Internet

Josef Karthauser joe at
Tue Oct 23 22:40:53 BST 2001

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On Tue, Oct 23, 2001 at 04:36:33PM -0500, Jeff LaCoursiere wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am new to the UK - just arrived from Texas, USA and am now living in
> Lewisham, London.
> I have signed on with BT Internet's unlimited 15 pound deal and have my
> windows laptop running on it, but would like to get my FreeBSD 4.4 machine
> running NAT and user mode PPP on demand.  I had this running great in
> Texas through my provider there, but am having trouble here with BT.
> I don't seem to get any PPP negotiation from the BT side.  Have even tried
> manually dialling with "term" in the interactive mode, and I get
> connected, but no data after that.  If I use ~p I get the interactive
> prompt back, but the ppp prompt doesn't change as it normally would as
> negotiation occurs.  Am I missing something stupid?

Sounds very strange.  BT definitely run PPP, as do all UK providers
now-a-days.  Perhaps you could mail your ppp.conf file here - with the
passwords removed of course :).


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