Alvar Bray writes ("Re: (PPP and diald) Question about startup files"): ... > Like many other scripts the /etc/init.d/ppp script has a switch at the > start to that must be set in order get it to invoke pppd. Having the > links inplace will not cause ppp to start if you dont set this switch. This shouldn't be done like that. It should be done by removing the links if ppp is not to be run. Ian.