Subject: Re: PPP questions (ahem)
To: NetBSD Current <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/08/1996 20:03:31
    Hi Jukka,

you wrote in <>:
> I want to replace getty with pppd.  What options do I have to specify to
> get login/passwd authentication (I don't want any fancy stuff, just that
> the client has to supply the same login name and password as in
> /etc/passwd).

AFAIK you can't use "pppd" this way.

> Is there an option which would make pppd monitor the connection and drop
> and restart it if it broken?  Sometimes my PPP link just hangs - the
> modems are still off-hook and everything looks ok, but no data is sent
> to the modem.

I wrote a watchdog script which does this job. If you want to have it tell

Matthias Scheler