Subject: Re: PPP woes
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/06/1999 11:43:57
On Mon, Dec 06, 1999 at 04:08:58PM +1030, Brett Lymn wrote:
> >Why am I using LCP in the first place?  Because for some (unknown) reason,
> >the PPP link tends to lock up
> Hmmm interesting.  I can reasonably reliably lock up my ppp link by
> remotely displaying an X emacs session over an ssh login.  It does not
> happen right away but sometime during a medium length mail message the
> link will drop.

In my case, both ends of the PPP link are handled by NetBSD (1.4.1+ and
1.3.3, in this case).  The link may lock up at any time - under heavy use
or while being virtually idle.

> I can see packets go out but the remote end does not
> respond _but_ the other end still tries to send traffic which does not
> get responded to.

I can't see what's happening at the other (1.3.3) end, but at this end
no data gets sent to the modem and no data is received from the remote
system (the modem LEDs don't blink).  Maybe it's just the modems locking
up, don't know.