Re:[Update]yet another ppp failure story....
Just in case anyone is interested, or if anyone searches archives of
these messages for a solution to a problem similar to the one I
experienced, I thought I would post my solution.
My problem was that every time I tried to start a ppp connection, the
modem would hangup. My debugging output looked something like this
Dec 28 22:15:36 localhost pppd: Serial connection established.
Dec 28 22:15:36 localhost pppd: Using interface ppp0
Dec 28 22:15:36 localhost pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyS0
Dec 28 22:15:37 localhost pppd: sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1
<asyncmap 0x0> <magic 0xf6fcf66f> <pcomp> <accomp>]
Dec 28 22:15:37 localhost pppd: Hangup (SIGHUP)
Dec 28 22:15:37 localhost pppd: Modem hangup
Dec 28 22:15:37 localhost pppd: Connection terminated.
Dec 28 22:15:38 localhost pppd: Exit.
I would get this same result despite having correctly set up my
chatscript and called pppd. The problem turns out to be the device I
was using to access. Following everyone's instruction, I was using
/dev/ttyS0 as my modem device. This device will work to dial the
modem, but it just won't work to establish a connection. So I tried
to do it the old fashion way and used /dev/cua0, which is reputedly
deprecated and kernel support may no longer be available. It works
perfectly, despite a error message the kernel issues, which can be
On my debian install, the device /dev/cua0 was missing, so I had to
create it with the following command:
mknod -m 666 /dev/cua0 c 5 64. Once this device is created, you don't
have to create it again upon each startup.
Now I simply have to call: pppd /dev/cua0 38000 connect "chat -vf
chatscript" to get my ppp connection.
One more thing, I am not sure what the source of this problem is. I
am using kernel 2.2.17 and Debian potato on an Apple PowerPC 7500, so
the problem may lie within the powerpc port itself.
Thanks for all those people who helped me,
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