Subject: Re: PPP questions (ahem)
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Scott Reynolds <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/08/1996 18:06:54
On Thu, 8 Aug 1996, Jukka Marin wrote:

> 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).

You should be able to use the `login' option and PAP for this purpose. 
That is, the client must support PAP, and I really have no idea if Win95
supports this.  Note:  I've never acutally tried it.

> Is there an option which would make pppd monitor the connection and drop
> and restart it if it broken?

I use

lcp-echo-interval 30
lcp-echo-failure 10

which will drop the line if there are 10 consecutive LCP ECHO packets sent
without response, 30 seconds apart.  The `perist' option may be useful
here, as well.