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Re: pppd error

I believe that pppd recognizes a "nodetach" option, which prevents it
from forking/exec'ing to run in the background.  Since you are using the
'exec' shell command, I'd say you want it in the background, so you can
get that result by running the command as:

pppd connect 'chat -v -f /etc/ppp/chatscript' crtscts modem....

(I'm assuming the command line you gave is correct, without the

I'm not sure about the HOWTO you used, but the one I had (different
name, but I don't remember what it was), had some "errors" with respect
to my SuSE Linux setup.  I think the errors were really differences in
how SuSE had configured certain files.

henrymar@gpc.peachnet.edu wrote:
> After I finished reading the ISP-Hookup-HOWTO and making sure all my
> files were as the HOWTO instructed I did this from the bash command line:
> exec pppd connect \ 'chat -v -f /etc/ppp/chatscript' \-detach crtscts modem
> defaultroute \ user (myusername) \ /dev/modem 38400
> Then I got the following error message:
> pppd: option not recognized: -detach
> And I was automatically kicked out of bash back to the login prompt.  I
> had been logged in as root.
> I looked at the pppd manual and infact it does not list a detach option.
> But this is how the HOWTO said to do it so I don't know where to go to
> get help.
> I have not been able to successfully connect to my ISP using Debian/GNU
> Linux.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> M.Henry
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Bob McGowan
Staff Software Quality Engineer
VERITAS Software

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