Re: Problem when connect to Sun Solaris PPP server!

Clifford Kite (
Sun, 20 Jun 1999 22:40:14 -0500 (CDT)

The timestamps suggest the problem is that the initial LCP negotiation
reached the maximum number of retries. You really need the PPP link
negotiation messages using the pppd debug option to be sure though. A
guess would be that the chat script you use isn't correctly configured to
give the ISP the things it needs.

Many chat scripts (assuming you use chat) have CONNECT '' as the
expect/send to wait for the modem connection, but CONNECT '\d\c' is
better since it gives the ISP an extra second that some seem to need and,
more important, it doesn't send a carriage return. That carriage return
will sometimes "confuses" the ISP and it doesn't start PPP at it's end of
the wire. If you use the chat `-f' option and have the expect/send's
in a separate file then you should drop the single quotes and just use
CONNECT \d\c .

There are other things that could cause your problem and the answers really
lie in the "chat -v" and pppd debug messages. I can't say where the logs
containing the messages are found on Solaris. They are written by syslogd
under Linux and the log files are configured in /etc/syslog.conf .

On Mon, 21 Jun 1999, Hoang Manh Hung wrote:

|I have a Sun Solaris PPP server (no PAP/CHAP), Win95 client connect
|to it successfully but my Linux box (RH52) could not connect to it.
|After connected few seconds, it drop the line. The log just said:
|Jun 19 16:57:03 linux2 pppd[1612]: Serial connection established.
|Jun 19 16:57:04 linux2 pppd[1612]: Using interface ppp0
|Jun 19 16:57:04 linux2 pppd[1612]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyS0
|Jun 19 16:57:35 linux2 pppd[1612]: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
|Jun 19 16:57:35 linux2 pppd[1612]: Connection terminated.
|Jun 19 16:57:36 linux2 pppd[1612]: Exit.

Clifford Kite                                               Not a guru. (tm)

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