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SubjectRe: setting up pppd dial-in on linux
On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 11:04:48AM -0600, William Scott Lockwood III wrote:
> Jeff,
> I am also VERY interested in this, particularly on getting modems to work
> with Linux at all. I'm not reading the list right now, but I'd appreciate
> any feedback you can throw my way on this. Esp. if you DO get it setup and
> working. It sure would be nice to see Linux FINALLY support more modems out
> there. Hell, my Internal USR ISA modem is not even supported, but FreeBSD
> had had support for it for a long time now. :-( Please let me know what
> you find out, and I'm VERY interested in your RPM - hope there will be a
> straight tarball for us Slackware Dinosaurs too. :-)

I'll post ot at vger.timpanogas.org with the Ute-NWFS distribution. It
will be freely downloadable. Having plug and play NT dial-in support
would be very nice. SuSe has a pretty nice setup, but we have as many,
if not more problems with their's vs. RedHat and ours.

Jeff

>
> Scott
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeff V. Merkey" <jmerkey@vger.timpanogas.org>
> To: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
> Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2000 1:36 AM
> Subject: setting up pppd dial-in on linux
>
>
> >
> >
> > 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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