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Re: [SLUG] Those ol' modem installation blues .....
- To: "Adam F. Bogacki" <adam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Those ol' modem installation blues .....
- From: Martin <writeme@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Nov 29 06:56:13 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
There are two basic models of how to log in (authentication) to your
ISP. One is PAP, the other is with scripting (CHAP, etc). It sounds like
you are trying to use PAP (very nice and easy in later RH versions) when
you may need a non-standard script setup.
The usual approach to this is to use minicom (man minicom) to actually
dial in to your ISP so you can see what they actually ask you and try
various answers till you know how the prompt/response pattern goes that
will get you logged in. Then you either need to find a script setup tool
(I think RH has one? anyone suggest what it is?) or you need to rtfm and
do it by hand. I'd also suggest that you turn off auto-redial unless you
really need it. I think it's just a tickbox in a rh setup window.
On Wed, 29 Nov 2000, Adam F. Bogacki wrote:
> in the terminal window the SupraExpress dials in correctly, gives a
> connected tone - and then disconnects. It repeats this until I disconnect
> it via '/sbin/ifdown ppp0' or manually. I have noted than when apparently
> connected the SD and RD lights are off.
> The only difference from the usual winmodem dialup to Primus seems to be
> the login script: Win98/SE and winmodem require manual input of the
> password while RH6.2 includes the password as part of configuration. I have
> tried reconfiguring without the password but nothing changes - it behaves
> as described above.
> I'm at a loss at 2.50 AM and would welcome any suggestions.