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Re: diald / ppp routing problems

Joe Stewart writes:
> After a system crash from disk errors, a working diald/ppp setup will not
> connect correctly.  The error message received is "serial line looped
> back". I could not find a description of this message anywhere.

This should be in a FAQ somewhere.  It almost always means that ppp has
started up at your end while some sort of a shell is still running at the
other end, echoing everything that ppp "types".  It usually results from a
chatscript problem.  I had my system start doing this out of the blue a few
months ago.  Turned out that my isp had made a change that resulted in what
had been a working chat being too fast.  I had to add some delays.

Perhaps your crash punctured your chat file?

> If I execute "poff" it returns that there is more than one pppd running,
> but "ps -ax" reports only one.

pppd looks in /var/run to find out how many ppp's are running.  Go into
/var/run and remove all the ppp*.pid files.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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