Re: Thank you, Corel, for PPP
Huh, what is setserial used for? I thought this didn't have any effect with
BTW, what are you running: Slink, Potato or Corel? Where did you get the
At 01:14 PM 2/25/00 +0800, Jonathan Chang wrote:
> For those who have ppp problem, here is my test report. There are a
>good news and a bad news. The good one is that my PCMCIA modem card works
>and is very stable now. The bad news is I can not determine exactly where
>this bugfix comes from.
> First I briefly describe my environment. I am currently a graduated
>student of National Taiwan University. When I stay at school, I always use
>PCMCIA Ethernet card to access the Internet. When the winter vacation
>came, I went back to my home town for two weeks. So I bought a PCMCIA
>modem card such that I can use dial up during the vacation.
> At my home town, I can use the new modem card, but the connection
>worked for just five minutes and then suddenly hanged up. The weird thing
>I noticed is the content in ppp.log:
>Feb 10 22:14:28 newton pppd: sent [LCP EchoReq id=0x8 magic=0xa88cda89]
>Feb 10 22:14:28 newton pppd: rcvd [LCP EchoRep id=0x8 magic=0x0]
>Feb 10 22:14:58 newton pppd: sent [LCP EchoReq id=0x9 magic=0xa88cda89]
>Feb 10 22:14:58 newton pppd: rcvd [LCP EchoRep id=0x9 magic=0x0]
>Feb 10 22:15:28 newton pppd: sent [LCP EchoReq id=0xa magic=0xa88cda89]
>Feb 10 22:15:58 newton pppd: sent [LCP EchoReq id=0xb magic=0xa88cda89]
>Feb 10 22:16:28 newton pppd: sent [LCP EchoReq id=0xc magic=0xa88cda89]
>That is, the pppd can not receive acknowledge of EchoReq after some time.
>After I was back to school, I reported my situation on the list and
>browsed the bug tracking system on http://www.debian.org. Unfortunately,
>it seems this problem is pretty involved. Ppp maintainer thought this is
>actually setserial problem, but setserial maintainer guessed it is
>pcmcia-cs that caused this problem. After a while, the setserial
>maintainer reported the PCMCIA modem problem has been fixed. So, I decided
>to try those upgraded packages (ppp, setserial) yesterday and found the
>modem card works fine.
>Hence, there are two possibilities:
>1. The ISP circuits and equipments at my school is better than those at my
>home town. So this modem card can now work at my home town.
>2. The bug is fixed by the upgraded setserial package. However, since I
>usually use Ethernet access, I don't know which revision fixed this
>I did not use the remedies mentioned by George Bonser yesterday. But since
>the problem is already solved, so I can not determine whether his
>solutions can also fix the problem.
>So that's my report. Any idea?
> Jonathan Chang
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