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SubjectRe: setting up pppd dial-in on linux
On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 02:28:56PM +0100, Pedro M. Rodrigues wrote:
>
> You are not alone. And the problem gets even worse when you
> have to deal with ISDN devices. In my company´s data room we
> have all Linux servers running 365 days a year (minus upgrade
> time) and in one corner a lonely Windows NT Server 3.0 with 5
> Client Access Licenses working as a RAS server for 2 Diva Server
> BRI cards (4 analog/digital channels) plus one analog modem.
> Time to set it up? Half an hour counting NT installation. Time i lost
> investigating and trying different configurations, dealing with
> contradictory documentation, chat scripts, different ipppd versions,
> and authentication failures? 2 days. At Ieast i cant complain about
> pppd oops, as you do, the pppd in RH6.2 seemed solid. The
> document of reference that seemed more interesting to me at the
> time was http://www.swcp.com/~jgentry/pers.html , have a look
> please.

Thanks. We need to get the Linux stuff to the same point. From
our analysis, it's the only weak feature left -- Linux either
matches or surpasses NT in every other area now except this one.

Jeff

>
>
> Regards,
> Pedro
>
> On 25 Nov 2000, at 0:36, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Anyone out there a whiz at setting up a pppd dialin server? I am
> > trying to put together an RPM for pppd dialin configurations
> > that will support default Windows NT and Linux dial in clients
> > without requiring the poor user to learn bash scripting, chat
> > scripting, mgetty and inittab configuration, etc. The steps
> > in setting this up are about as easy as going on a U.N. relief
> > mission to equatorial Africa, and most customers who are
> > "mere mortals" would give up about an hour into it.
> >
> > I am seeing massive problems with pppd dial-in and IP/IPX
> > routing with problems that range from constant Oops, to
> > the bug infested pppd daemon failing valid MD5 chap
> > authentication. The HOW-TO's and man pages provide
> > wonderful commentary on all the things about pppd
> > that don't work, but it's not too helpful on getting
> > it to work reliably. An NT dial-in server takes about
> > 5 minutes to configure on W2K. Linux takes about 2 days, and
> > won't stay up reliably.
> >
> > Who out there is an expert on Linux pppd that would like
> > to help put together some easy configs for standard
> > dial-in scenarios?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Jeff
> >
> >
> >
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