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pppd curiosity



--> Sending: ATZ                                                                                
ATZ                                                                                             
OK                                                                                              
--> Sending: AT+CGDCONT?                                                                        
AT+CGDCONT?                                                                                     
+CGDCONT: 1,"IP","my3g","0.0.0.0",0,0                                                           
OK                                                                                              
--> Modem initialized.                                                                          
--> Sending: ATDT*99#                                                                           
--> Waiting for carrier.                                                                        
ATDT*99#                                                                                        
CONNECT                                                                                         
--> Carrier detected.  Starting PPP immediately.                                                
--> Starting pppd at Sun Mar 15 19:24:44 2009                                                   
--> Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/pap-secrets: Permission denied                           
--> --> PAP (Password Authentication Protocol) may be flaky.                                    
--> Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/chap-secrets: Permission denied                          
--> --> CHAP (Challenge Handshake) may be flaky.                                                
--> Pid of pppd: 4351

Does it somehow reduce the performance of my modem when it cannot modify /etc/ppp/pap-secrets and /etc/ppp/chap-secrets? What does those do anyway?

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Regards,

Umarzuki Mochlis
http://gameornot.net

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