Re: pppd broken in 2.1.102?

Paul (
Mon, 18 May 1998 17:26:40 +0000

Try pppd v2.3.5, they fixed the problem.


raj dutt wrote:
> Hello.
> I just installed 2.1.102 on some of our workstations (4 of them) here.
> The ones on ethernet (3com and Intel EtherExpress) work perfectly. Seems
> to be running great.
> One of these machines is under extremely high loads and is pretty much
> constantly compiling kernels (normally 2 simultaneously) for other
> machines to be shipped. It has been running flawlessly for a few hours.
> Will let you know how it's doing.
> The spec's of these three systems are as follows :
> Intel Pentium PRO 180 or Pentium PRO 200
> 64MB / 96 MB EDO RAM
> 3.2GB / 6.4GB IBM DAQ series HDD
> Matrox Millenium / Matrox Millenium II PCI Display
> 3com 3c905 / Intel EtherExpress 100 PCI 100 NIC
> These three machines were either running 2.0.33 or 2.1.95
> Now for the problem ...
> The fourth machine is the same configuration as the other three but has
> an External USR modem instead of a NIC.
> It used to be running 2.1.97, so I had previously upgraded the pppd to
> 2.2.3(?).
> With 2.1.102 it seems that pppd is broken. The modem will loose carrier
> after a few seconds as if the remote side ppp is not 'syncing' with the
> local side. Switching back to the last kernel I had backed up on this
> machine (2.1.95) fixes this problem totally.
> Any suggestions for this fourth case would be greatly appreciated.
> Overall, I am very pleased with the latest batch of both 2.1.9x and
> 2.1.10x.
> Keep up the great work! :-)
> Cheers,
> Raj Dutt
> voxel systems
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