>my apology if my question has appeared in this newsgroup, but I need quick
It has once that I know of, but it hasn't been asked frequently.
Quote:>My current ISP is Sprint Canada - The Most On-Line. To connect to it in
>Win95, all I need to do is to enter my username and password in the
>"Connect to" dial-box, *WITH NO SCRIPT*, and it will dial out and verify
>the password/userid automatically.
One of the Windoze options is to turn on a log for the PPP connection.
I can't remember how to do it at the moment (and I'm in linux), but
once you do it you will be able to confirm in the PPPLOG.TXT file
that Windoze and Sprint are using PAP authentification.
Quote:>my question is: since there is no script for win95 connection, exactly
>what is transmitted to establish the connection? In other words, if I
>want to use linux and, say, xisp to establish a PPP connection, what xisp
>dialog do I need to create so it will successfully connect?
In Linux, the way I have set it up is with a chat script to do the
dialing (I wrote a script that will call chat to redial if a busy signal
occurs). The dialing script is called by pppd - i.e., you specify the
command to use for dialing as an argument to pppd, in the script file you
use to set up your ppp connection. The key line in my ppp-on script
exec /usr/sbin/pppd connect '/etc/ppp/sprint-dial' \
user dhalliwell defaultroute 115200 /dev/modem asyncmap 0
pppd will handle the PAP authentification itself: you do not need
to set up your account name or password in the chat script. Do man pppd
to find out how to set up pppd with a pap-secrets file. In the above
call to pppd, the "user dhalliwell" argument tells pppd which name
to use from the pap-secrets file. No, I won't tell you my password. :-)
The /etc/ppp/sprint-dial argument is my script for redialing. The
typical example given in most other places makes a direct call
to chat (with the name of a script file). My script does the
call to chat on its own.
I expect that you could try a manual dialing, then manually
run pppd with the appropriate PAP setup to try it, before completing
any scripts to automate it.
Eventually, I want to set up diald to use it, but it is still
a ways down on my list of things to do.
Quote:>I have tried to connect by telix/minicom, and tried to type in my
>userid/passwd manually. It didn't work as it says I have entered a wrong
>password: I guess there is some encryption win95 uses?
As I said: just PAP.
Quote:>And I triied to call the tech-support... guess what, "We don't support
>Linux, sorry" :) oh well...
No surprise, although at least they haven't set things up in a fashion
that prevents one from using other operating systems. When I called to
have them send me their CD, I asked about other OSes (knowing that I would
want to use linux), and the tech support fellow said that they could
provide me with the DNS server, etc. so that I could set it up myself.
At least they seem to be aware that other OSes exist and can work, even if
they are unwilling to help!
...and (of course) that's why you need net access... ;-)
Quote:>any help is very much appreciated,
If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. Happy Gnu Year.
David Halliwell Edmonton, Alberta
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This account: dhalliwell [at] sprint [dot] ca
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