[techtalk] pppd problems, redhat 6.0

TheCoder coderman at bellsouth.net
Sun Nov 7 05:11:11 EST 1999

I missed the first thread of this problem so I apologize if I repeat something
already covered.

You may want to try turning the debuging output on for the dial up process by
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0 and changing the line: 'DEBUG=' to
Then when you bring up the interface you can run a 'tail -f /var/log/messages' to
see what process chat, pppd, etc and why...

sara korhonen wrote:

> > Um, we got the last bit figured out.. however, we still can't get it to
> > connect:  the modem initialization strings never receive an OK.  So it
> > waits 30 seconds, then fails.  We know this is really weird.  (And when I
> > use kppp, the string ATZ receives an OK, and in minicom, some long AT
> > string gets OK too.  It doesn't make any sense...
> >
> > Ben suggests it may not even be reaching the modem.  Other programs do
> > reach it, so there probably isn't some glaring configuration error...
> > it's the ones that aren't obvious that get you...
> i use minicom mostly to connect to internet via my modem (i like to do things
> manually to be sure that they are really going as i want them to), and to get
> open a ppp-connect, one should use (at leasti this is what i believe) pppd.
> minicom sets up a connection, but only a terminal.
> i'm not sure if you ever got to the point where it asks you username and passw
> with minicom. anyway, what happens after atdt<your isp number>? what does your
> minicom say?
> >
> > Conni
> > starting to think she's getting in over her head
> >
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