potato ppp authentication
i'm configuring a potato box ultimately to be used as a firewall/proxy for a
dial-up connection to an isp that uses pap authentication. i'm new to ppp
under linux, but i've worked through the configuration as outlined in the
how-to, and i can get ppp-on to dial out and connect, but it quickly drops
the connection. when i follow the manual steps outlined in the how-to (pon,
start the connection with minicom, log on, drop out of minicom, and issue
pppd -detach) the stream of messages i get indicate a problem with
negotiating for an ip address. ultimately, the final negotiation message
indicates that the peer is not authorized to use the remote ip address on my
machine. i've checked the pap-secrets file and it seems to be configured as
the how-to wants (my local userid), but i suspect that i'm missing something
can anyone offer any suggestions?
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