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SubjectRe: setting up pppd dial-in on linux
On Fri, Nov 24, 2000 at 11:48:06PM -0800, J Sloan wrote:
> "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.
>
> Red Hat's ppp client setup is about a 90 second job

I am using theirs as a base. Setup's not the issue. It's the
chap MD5 authentication for NT clients and the constant
crashing that's troublesome. I have it working, just not
with NT clients.

>
> > 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.
>
> hmm, an awful lot of ISPs use Linux dialup servers...
>
> I set up a linux ppp server back in 1996 - things might have
> changed, but it seemed fairly straightforward at the time -
>
> can't imagine it's gotten worse since then...
>
> > Who out there is an expert on Linux pppd that would like
> > to help put together some easy configs for standard
> > dial-in scenarios?
>
> Crunch time for me right now, finals coming right up...

Thank's anyway. I'll keep working on the bugs.

:-)

Jeff

>
> I'll bet there's quite a few ISP-savvy admins who could
> lend a hand though -
>
> jjs
>
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