Subject: Re: Speaking of PPP problems...
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/10/1996 21:45:49
>I have my NetBSD system hooked up to the net with a 24x7 PPP link.
>Once in a while, the PPP line appears to go dead, though the modem
>stays connected.  More precisely, if I attempt an outgoing ping, I
>see the transmit light flash but get no response; an incoming ping
>from another location results in no activity at all.  I recently
>turned on LCP ECHO packets, and these get responses, but IP traffic
>is entirely dead.  Hanging up the modem and redialing restores the

The last time I saw weird behavior like this it was because the
PortMaster I was dailing into didn't have any flow control enabled for
my port.  Having them turn hardware flow control back on made things
work much better. :-)

  Michael L. VanLoon                       
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