Subject: Re: ppp woes continued
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/06/1999 05:43:46
On Sat, 6 Nov 1999, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:

> You probably know that, but you have to
> - check that your pppd uses crtscts, (or maybe it is cdtrcts for your sort
>   of Mac?)

It _is_ cdtrcts for macs...
> - check that your modem is set up to use crtscts

and that means &D0, for dtrcts.

> - check that you have 8 wires running in between the two: lines 2,3,4,5,6,7,20
>   on a 25pin connector.

You probably have the right cable. You can almost get away with using
the DTR line for both purposes, handshaking and modem control, but a
long (.7s) pause will cause the modem to hang up (with &D2 or &D3). So
using the "hardware handshaking" cable _without_ &D0 commonly causes
the result described, that of hanging up on long downloads.