[techtalk] pppd problems using kppp/RH6.0

Becky L. Norum bnorum at coe.neu.edu
Fri Nov 5 17:22:05 EST 1999

Thanks for the reply, Nils.

I think I know what the problem is.  I have set up an ethernet card on the
computer because we have a network printer.  BUT, to connect to the
internet, I use a modem.  So, I think that when I try to connect to my
provider, the provider gets confused as to what ip address to use, even
though I have set dynamic ip addressing in the ppp settings.

Can someone point me in the direction of how to set up two different
network settings, one for use with the printer and one for use with the
modem?  I've scanned a number of FAQs but maybe I'm just missing
something.. like a keyword to look for.


bnorum at coe.neu.edu

On Tue, 2 Nov 1999, Nils Philippsen wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Becky L. Norum wrote:
> [snippetysnip]
> > 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,
> too.
> > My modem is a Practical Peripherals MC288LCD V.34.
> I don't think that the type of modem is an issue.
> Nils
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