> I want to set up a linux box for dialing in (Suse 7.1). I have got as far
> as being able to set up mgetty to activate the modem and I get a login
> prompt from the linux box but after that the process fails and I get a
> 'serial loopback' situation whereby the modem on the local end hangs up.
Make sure that any and all programs that use that modem use the same
/dev/ttyS# and NOT a symlink like /dev/modem, otherwise lockfiles will not
work properly. I forget what causes the serial loopback situation, but in
one case long ago it helped to uninstall uucp (which I never used anyway).
Is anything else using your modem (fax program, dial on demand)?
Quote:> Looking at the logs on my Mac (OS X), PAP never actually happens like it
> does when I dial in to my ISP, so what is the login prompt if not PAP. The
> other thing I am a little vague on is the ip thing and how I assign them
> properly, add routing table entries etc, etc.
The login prompt is exactly what it looks like, a shell login prompt
(remote minicom or HyperTerminal). PAP is only used if connecting with
ppp and properly configured. mgetty can be set up to do either
automatically. If it sees ppp negotiation it does that, and if not, it
offers a login prompt.
I have not done a dialup lately, but some info I have may be of use:
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