Subject: Re: I can't get PPP to work any more
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Paul Newhouse <email@example.com>
Date: 11/02/1999 15:00:42
On Tue, 2 Nov 1999 14:41:28 -0800
firstname.lastname@example.org (Space Case) wrote:
> Once upon a time, before the days of cable modem, I used to be able to
> connect my mac68k system via PPP. While I had the cable modem, the PPP
> facility was neglected, and now that I have moved and no longer have a
> cable modem, I want to reconnect via PPP and find that I cannot.
> Tip connects to the modem on the serial port just fine. When I try to
> run PPP, though, it doesn't even try to connect, and just spits out the
> pppd: The remote system is required to authenticate itself but I
> pppd: couldn't find any suitable secret (password) for it to use to do so.
Somewhere along the way the default changed from noauth to auth. Try setting
nopauth in /etc/ppp/options or somewhere ppp will look and see it that helps??
> Huh? That looks like a dial-in message, not something which should be
> happening when I'm dialing out.
> This is the command that the script is spitting out:
> pppd /dev/tty00 57600 connect /etc/ppp/ppp-connect /etc/ppp/ppp-numbers /etc/ppp/ppp-login /etc/ppp/ppp-chat
> I've looked in the manual and all the other info I can find, but cannot see
> anything wrong with that command.
> Can I buy a clue?
> In case it matters, here's (hand-copied) output from stty -a on the port:
> ispeed 0 baud; ospeed 9600 baud; 0 rows; 0 columns
> lflags: icanon isig iexten echo echoe -echok echoke -echonl echoctl
> -echoprt -altwerase -noflsh -tostop -flusho -pendin -nokerninfo
> iflags: -istrip icrnl -inlcr -igncr ixon -ixoff ixany imaxbel -ignbrk
> brkint -inpck -ignpar -parmrk
> oflags: opost onlcr -ocrnl oxtabs onocr onlret
> cflags: cread cs8 -parenb -parodd hupcl -clocal -cstopb -crtscts -mdmbuf
> cchars: (buncha things which probably don't matter)
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