DIP doesn't perform ppp negociation. The man page is not clear on this but if you look at the man page source you will see the line that isn't getting past groff that explains this! I submitted a bug on that. Use pppd. There should be a way to start it as an "external up/download program" from minicom. Thanks Bruce -- Pixar's "Toy Story", at greater than $184,200,000 in domestic box office receipts, is the #1 movie released in 1995!