PPP networking connection to virgin.net

PPP networking connection to virgin.net

Post by Andy Ric » Sat, 15 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Help, I am trying to connect to *.net through Linux using PPP.
I have got as far as dialing up and entering my username and password. I
then get a load of nonsense (PPP info from *.net I think) but after a
couple of seconds * disconnects me (I think it is * it could be my
end). What do I need to do to kepp the connection up?

Unfortunately my connection works fine under Win95. Please help me or I
might have to use Win95 more often!!!!!!!!

Andy Rice.

 
 
 

PPP networking connection to virgin.net

Post by Mike Westal » Sun, 16 Nov 1997 04:00:00



> Help, I am trying to connect to *.net through Linux using PPP.
> I have got as far as dialing up and entering my username and password. I
> then get a load of nonsense (PPP info from *.net I think) but after a
> couple of seconds * disconnects me (I think it is * it could be my
> end). What do I need to do to kepp the connection up?

> Unfortunately my connection works fine under Win95. Please help me or I
> might have to use Win95 more often!!!!!!!!

> Andy Rice.

If you havent already done so you need to start pppd and setup a default
route:

Create a script like:

   1 /usr/sbin/pppd /dev/cua0
38400                                                
   2 /sbin/route add default ppp0

 
 
 

PPP networking connection to virgin.net

Post by Kalevi Hautanie » Tue, 18 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Hello Andy.

: Help, I am trying to connect to *.net through Linux using PPP.
: I have got as far as dialing up and entering my username and password. I
: then get a load of nonsense (PPP info from *.net I think) but after a
: couple of seconds * disconnects me (I think it is * it could be my
: end). What do I need to do to kepp the connection up?

: Unfortunately my connection works fine under Win95. Please help me or I
: might have to use Win95 more often!!!!!!!!

This is very common these days. M$, with win95, has forced ISP's all
over the world to accept PAP -authentication in their userlogins. It's
not impossible in Linux either. How to deal with that can be seen, as
an example, in my homepage links. 'Man pppd' has guidelines how to do
it, too.

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