Subject: Re: Sensing disconnected modem
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/29/1997 17:34:30
>Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 17:30:03 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Rick Byers <>

>Thats what I figured, but then cu refuses to access the line.  I like to
>be able to talk directly to the modem so that I can login to the modem
>server if something has screwed up so that PPP doesn't work (it's
>happened).  Any ideas how I can convince cu to run on a line without CD?

Try adding the recently-added :dc: flag to your modem's description in

>On Tue, 29 Apr 1997, Mike Long wrote:

>> Get rid of softcar.  If softcar is set, then pppd will never see CD
>> deasserted, so it will never redial.  Using just 'local' works fine
>> for me.

Mike Long <>      
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