[clug] Netspeed satlink & ppp dialers...

Chris Fletcher cf at netspeed.com.au
Mon Jun 9 19:26:51 EST 2003


I'm no rocket scientist (well, I used to be!) but if one dialler works every
time and the other doesn't and all other hardware is equal I would not be
blaming the ISP ;-)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoff Smith" <gsmith at geoffco.net>
To: <linux at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 6:46 PM
Subject: [clug] Netspeed satlink & ppp dialers...

> Hi folks,
> I'm having problems dialing into netspeed to connect to their satlink
> plan. (I think the satlink part is irrelevant, it's really just a
> standard dialup ppp connection).
> I've always used wvdial to do my dialling, but for some reason with
> netspeed, it always takes 3 or 4 attempts before it will set up a
> connection correctly. Every other time it tells me INVALID LOGIN.
> KPPP works fine. Every time I use kppp to dial up, it connects first go.
> That's great, except my gateway box sits in a corner out of the way with
> no screen and keyboard, I only ssh in. With X forwarding, kppp works
> fine over ssh, up to the point I want to terminate the ssh session. As
> soon as I kill it, kppp dies. It seems that the "Disconnect on X server
> shutdown" option makes no difference. It dies both ways, ticked or not.
> So, any suggestions for any of the following....
> a) make wvdial work every time with netspeed
> or
> b) make kppp not kill the ppp session if it is killed.
> or
> c) any console ppp dialers that work as well as kppp?
> Cheers,
> Geoff

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