[plug] PPP dying.

Oliver ojw at iinet.net.au
Wed Apr 7 16:02:54 WST 1999

Cheers for the tip. :)

At 09:07 AM 4/7/99 +0800, you wrote:
>On Wed, 7 Apr 1999, Oliver wrote:
>> Well I've moved over to Debian 2.1
>> I'm using the wvdial utility, I'm sure many of you are familiar with it. It
>> connects fine, shakes hands and claims to have started a PPP session, at
>> which point it dies.
>edit /etc/ppp/options
>comment out the line starting with "auth"
>What's happening is your pppd is asking iinet's terminal server to
>authenticate itself to you.  The terminal server in question is of course
>telling your pppd where it can shove it's authentication requests.
>Note that it is discouraged to comment out the "auth" option in the main
>options file, and that the way you're meant to do it, is run pppd with the
>"call" option (eg pppd call iinet) and then create a file
>/etc/ppp/peers/iinet containing iinet specific options, such as "noauth"
>If you want to do the "right thing", do it that way, but if you're only
>ever dialing out, and don't ever expect to have anyone dial into your
>machine (or at least without authenticating via "login" or mgetty's
>autoppp option) then it's fine to comment out "auth" as I described above.
> - Matt

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