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OT: pppd wanted between two compu's


I know that this is not isp related, but on this list there are people who
know a lot about pppd (I hope).

I am trying to set up a network connection between two computers which are
connected with a serial cable (null modem).
One computer is an i386 with 2.4.0, the other is an Macintosh Quadra 610
with 2.2.10, both running stable.
I found an old conversion cable so I can connect apples with rs232 ports.
It works, I have a connection (I can cat a file at one machine, and it
comes out unscrambled on the other).

I do:
pppd -detach crtscts lock /dev/ttyS1 19200 noauth
on both computers (and the ip's swapped), as described in the ppp howto.

Both return:
Using interface ppp0
Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyS1

and wait, and after a while they get a LCP timeout sending

In the manpage of pppd there is said that crtscts does not work correctly
on macintoshes, but they do not say what will work. I tried other options
like xon/xoff, cdtr/cts, modem, but without succes.

I also tried to set up the ppp0 interface with ifconfig while both
computers are waiting for connection, but also without succes.

Am I forgetting something?

Thanks in advance,

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