Subject: Re: poor man's demand-dial
To: Roland McGrath <>
From: Tom T. Thai <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/21/1995 04:57:39
On Tue, 21 Mar 1995, Roland McGrath wrote:

> I applied those patches to my -current sources and installed the new
> pppd and chat.  It did not seem to help.  It is still reliably the
> case that when the modem drops, pppd fails to notice and die as it should.

I've not done it for a while, but I remember I got it to work by creating 
a shell script call ppp and pppd would actually call ppp.  Everything worked.
> Perhaps the problem is hardware-specific.  I am using the i386 ast/com driver.
> Has anyone else but me seen lossage like this with any serial port?
> I tried to investigate by setting a breakpoint on ttymodem in ddb, but
> using ddb locked my keyboard so I could not really pursue it.  (That
> problem is definitely hardware-specific, and I will whine about it on
> port-i386, not here.)

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Thomas T. Thai          INFOMEDIA          Interactive Communications