[techtalk] PPP Problems/Questions
pdurst at netcom.ca
Sat Mar 25 17:57:07 EST 2000
I tried the different types, and no success with any of them. I was able
to monitor the process via the terminal type login, and got some
interesting feedback there. After entering my name and password, I was
given my IP addresses and the ISP starting sending PPP info back to me. I
hit the continue button, and immediately get the "pppd daemon has died
un-expectantly" message. The connection is then dropped,and I have
nothing. ifconfig is not showing any ppp interface, and I am wondering if
that has something to do with the problem, or is as I assume just a symptom
of the problem. Any other ideas?
At 03:05 PM 3/25/00 -0500, Caitlyn Máire Martin wrote:
> > From kppp, I tried to make a connection, went through the most obvious
> > settings, and selected what I thought were the right switches, and when I
> > tried to connect (watching the log window), I see the modem getting the
> > dialing commands, I see the connection message come back, and then
> > immediately I get a message about the "ppp daemon died
> > unexpectantly". Looking at the details, the log file shows that "The
> > remote system is required to authenticate itself but I couldn't find any
> > secret (password) which would let it use an IP address."
>I had a similar problem changing ISPs from VNet (horrible customer service,
>unreliable) to Earthlink. The solution: I had to change the authentication
>from PAP (which VNet used) to CHAP. Kppp supports four types of
>authentication. Try each one and see what happens.
>Also, you can try to connect using Minicom to debug your connection.
>Let us know if this helps. If not, I have some other ideas.
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