Re: Limux users

Michael Bell ( )
Sun, 04 Jan 1998 00:07:14 -0500

Since nobody here seems to want to answer your question, here is a
posiable solution.
Linux uses a program called chat to dial the modem and to execute
commands to the modem
and the remote end. What your setup sounds like is that s/he needs to
tell his program
to us PAP or CHAP as the auth. Have him modify his ppp-on script so that
he uses +ua as
a parameter. He can find out more about that command by typing "man
pppd" on his machine.
Next he has to modify the chat script to only dial the number. This
script varies from version
to version and system to system but it is usually found in /etc/ppp.
That should hix the problem.

Western Mass Linux Users Group President

DCS Online wrote:
> So he needs to be using pppd with Linux, thanks, as I said before, I know
> zilch about Linux. Fortunately, there are not many casual users that have
> ever even heard of it, so those who choose to use it generally know what
> they are doing. I will ask if pppd is what he is using.
> Thanks, Mike
> DCS Online
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laslo Orto <>
> To: <>
> Date: Friday, January 02, 1998 11:25 PM
> Subject: Re: Limux users
> >What i meant is that there is no difference betwean a PPP account for Win95
> >or a PPP account for Linux, it's still a PPP account. The only difference
> is
> >that you use win95's DUN with win95 or pppd (or something else) with Linux.
> >You can find a lot of information on how to configure it using a web
> search.
> >
> >There is a big difference betwean formating a diskette and playing around
> >with unix, if your customer is doing what i think he's doing (dialing in
> >with a terminal program and expecting it to negotiate PPP) and he's using
> >Linux then he's looking for trouble, especially when somebody decides to
> >check how secure his box is.
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