Subject: Re: pppd not exiting on hangup
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/28/1998 08:59:33
The following pppd options should detect the dropped line.

        lcp-echo-interval 5
        lcp-echo-failure 120

Rex McMaster                   
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John Nemeth writes:
 >      I setup a machine running NetBSD 1.3.2 as a remote router at a
 > location that doesn't have very good phone service (i.e. phone calls
 > get dropped quite frequently).  I used the trick that somebody posted
 > a long time ago of putting the pppd command into /etc/ttys so that
 > init will keep the connection up.  This has always worked fine in the
 > past, even on NetBSD 1.3.0.  But, now I'm having the problem that pppd
 > doesn't always exit when the call gets dropped like it should.  I'm
 > not sure if this is a serial driver problem or a problem with pppd.
 > But, it is really annoying and not doing much for my reputation (every
 > time I upgrade the machine one problem gets solved, but another appears).
 > Does anybody have any idea where the problem lies and how to solve it?