Roaring pengiun (fwd)

Mark Hummel mhummel at
Sat Aug 11 23:22:30 EST 2001

Hi, I'm forwarding this because it seems the message was not delivered,


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Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 00:07:09 +1000 (EST)
From: Mark Hummel <mhummel at>
To: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at>
Cc: linux at
Subject: Re: Roaring pengiun

On Fri, 10 Aug 2001, Mark Hummel wrote:

> On Fri, 10 Aug 2001, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> > Are you seeing replies from the ADSL modem?
> No, I don't think I am. 
The only "replies" are responses from the discovery packets.

The last packet has some text which says: "pppoe - System Call failed".
I'm thinking it is because it is attempting to communicate with the modem,
and failing. 

> > None of that should be relevent. Can you ping the ADSL modem? I forget the
> > IP address, it should be in the archives

The archives seem to hint that the IP address of the modem is 10.x.x.x..
I tried pinging addresses in this range, but got nothing. 

This is probably not relevant, but there is a line which goes:
/usr/sbin/pppd pty 'location of pppoe conf, etc'. 

There seems to be a warning message, which mentioned about the "failure
to open ppp on the tty".. It then waits for the child process - the one
mentioned in the script. I figured it was for debugging output,
and not the interface. 


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