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Re: OT: pppd wanted between two compu's


you may find the following options of some use (unfortunately i
can't verify now, this is all from my poor memory).  here goes:

	- local
	- passive
	- ipcp-accept*
	- noipdefault

i seem to remember that when i configured leased lines, i used
to have the server assign ip addresses and have the clients
accept whatever the server sent them.  i would try removing the
ip addresses from the client's commandline and add noipdefault
and local there, and i would also add passive and local on the
server.  of course, you get to decide which computer is the
server and which is the client.

take all this with a grain of salt, since it's been a while
since i've last done anything like it.

happy ppp-ing,

On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 10:17:58AM +0100, Sebastiaan wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> Config-Requests.
> 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,
> Sebastiaan
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