Subject: Re: I can't get PPP to work any more
To: None <,>
From: Paul Newhouse <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/02/1999 15:00:42
On Tue, 2 Nov 1999 14:41:28 -0800 (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
>	message:
>	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??

Good luck,

>	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
>	        -extproc
>	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
>	        -cdtrcts
>	cchars: (buncha things which probably don't matter)
>	Thanks,
>	~Steve
>	-- 
>	Steve Allen -   ICQ 6709819
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>	without looking to see whether the seeds move.
>	Contrary to popular belief, Unix is user friendly.  
>	It just happens to be selective about who it makes friends with.
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