Subject: Re: problem with pppd 2.3.1?
To: Thorsten Frueauf <>
From: matthew green <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/29/1997 18:33:02
   > Try adding "local" to your options... I'm not sure why pppd requires
   > it now though.
   Indeed, with adding "local" it works. Thanx for your help!

adding local is _not_ what you really want to do!  from pppd(8):

       local  Don't use  the  modem  control  lines.   With  this
              option,  pppd will ignore the state of the CD (Car-
              rier Detect) signal from the  modem  and  will  not
              change  the  state of the DTR (Data Terminal Ready)

which means that when your modem hangs up, pppd will _NOT_ know
about it.

this sounds like a new bug in pppd's handling of modem control
lines...  i *really* hope someone fixes it soon....