Subject: Re: Sensing disconnected modem
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/29/1997 13:24:07
>Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 10:01:15 -0500 (EST)
>From: Rick Byers <>

>I recently installed a new motorolla modemsurfer modem, and I've noticed
>that when it drops carrier - ppp doesn't see it, and so won't redial.  I
>know I can use the lcp echo timeout to cause a disconnect, but it should
>be able to use the CD signal, right?  However, in /etc/ttys, I've got
>"local rtscts softcar" for the tty.  Without softcar or local I can't talk
>to the modem with cu (and I expect chat wouldn't work either).  Could
>softcar (ignore CD) be causing PPPd to ignore CD?  If so, how can I let
>pppd know about CD, but still use cu to talk directly to the modem. 

Get rid of softcar.  If softcar is set, then pppd will never see CD
deasserted, so it will never redial.  Using just 'local' works fine
for me.
Mike Long <>      
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken