[techtalk] pppd problems using kppp/RH6.0

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Tue Nov 2 05:20:54 EST 1999

On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Becky L. Norum wrote:

> After < 30 seconds the connection is dropped.  If I go to the system log
> for kppp I see:
> pppd(7081): pppd 2.3.7 started by root, uid 0
> pppd(7081): using interface ppp0
> pppd(7081): connect: ppp0 <---> /dev/ttyS0
> pppd(7081): Terminating on signal 15
> pppd(7081): Connection terminated
> pppd(7081): COnnect time 0.6 minutes
> pppd(7081): Exit
> I checked the help for kppp; it suggested making sure permissions on pppd
> were u+s (done) and /etc/ppp/options existed (done).  Still no luck.

Can't really say what's happening here, but it might help if you turn
debugging on for the PPP daemon, i.e. insert "debug" in /etc/ppp/options
(or do it via configuring kppp that way). Then you can see what's
happening "low level" in the PPP protocol, i.e. if your ISP wanted
something from your computer (and didn't get it) or vice versa and thus
your ISP or your PC dropped the line...

You may post the result here for peer review, but DO delete usernames and
passwords from it. If you decide to post, /etc/ppp/options might help,

> My modem is a Practical Peripherals MC288LCD V.34.

I don't think that the type of modem is an issue.

Nils Philippsen / Vogelsangstrasse 115 / D-70197 Stuttgart / +49.711.6599405
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