Subject: Re: umodem
To: Daniel Carosone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 08/30/2006 17:43:00
On Sun, 27 Aug 2006 12:56:05 +1000, Daniel Carosone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 02:29:35PM +1000, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 03:46:57PM +0200, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> > > ... but fixed in 4.99.1 (as of today).
> > Excellent! I'll update my machine, undo the workaround, and
> > (hopefully) confirm it works for me soon.
> Alas, no dice. If I change 'local' back to 'modem' in the ppp options
> file for the peer, I still get the carrier dropped immediately after
> the CONNECT string, I presume when chat exits and hands the fd back to
Too late, this rang a bell. I use the following script instead of 'chat'
with my umodem EVDO card:
/usr/sbin/chat -s -v -V -t 10 -f /etc/ppp/peers/vz
This forces it to hold the device open. (Maybe the problem I had had is
fixed; I posted various things about this 6-8 months ago, as I recall.)
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb