My PPP connection in Linux seems to work fine for maybe 5 minutes, but
then seams to die slowly. This is, at first I can do ping and telnet
to many sites, while at last even ping to the PPP server I connected
to is failing. If anybody know what my problem is, I would very much
appreciate some help!
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My system consists of:
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.0.27 #1 ... i486
pppd version 2.2 patch level 0
U.S. Robotics Sportster 33600 Fax V4.3.174
There is plenty of memory (48M) and disc space.
I use the following to setup the serial port:
setserial /dev/cua2 irq 5
stty crtscts < /dev/cua2
The modem seems to be working fine (and stably) when I do a normal
terminal login. Besides, PPP is running fine to the same ISP from
Windows 95 (which has polluted parts of my harddrive ;-).
Because of W95, my hardware is setup in "Plug and Play" mode. Could
that be the cause of my troubles.
At last I will include a few lines from my /var/log/messages, which
seems to say everything is fine: (I stripped the lines I didn't think
Aug 5 14:04:58 localhost kernel: PPP: version 2.2.0 (dynamic channel
Aug 5 14:04:58 localhost kernel: PPP line discipline registered.
Aug 5 14:04:58 localhost kernel: registered device ppp0
Aug 5 14:04:58 localhost pppd: pppd 2.2.0 started by root, uid 0
Aug 5 14:04:58 localhost pppd: Using interface ppp0
Aug 5 14:04:58 localhost pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/cua2
Aug 5 14:04:58 localhost pppd: local IP address 10.0.2.15
Aug 5 14:04:58 localhost pppd: remote IP address 22.214.171.124
Aug 5 14:14:21 localhost pppd: Terminating on signal 2.
Aug 5 14:14:27 localhost pppd: Connection terminated.
Aug 5 14:14:27 localhost pppd: Exit.
Aug 5 14:15:53 localhost kernel: PPP: ppp line discipline
Thanks in advance for any help or hints to this problem! Again,
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