IBM.net and RH 5.1

IBM.net and RH 5.1

Post by <j.. » Wed, 26 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Hi!

I just installed RH 5.1 and am trying to connect to my ibm.net account.  I
have had limited success with SLIP, but when it does connect - the baud rate
is horrible (I have a 33.6 bps modem).

I would like to use PPP instead.  IBM's support scripts are outdated and if
someone could help me, I sure would appreciate it.

Thanks,

jcw

 
 
 

IBM.net and RH 5.1

Post by David L. Kindr » Sat, 29 Aug 1998 04:00:00


    jcw3> Hi!  I just installed RH 5.1 and am trying to connect to my
    jcw3> ibm.net account.  I have had limited success with SLIP, but
    jcw3> when it does connect - the baud rate is horrible (I have a
    jcw3> 33.6 bps modem).

    jcw3> I would like to use PPP instead.  IBM's support scripts are
    jcw3> outdated and if someone could help me, I sure would appreciate
    jcw3> it.

    jcw3> Thanks,

    jcw3> jcw

To configure recent Linux pppd to connect to the IBM Global Network
(ibm.net), start with the information given at

        http://www.ibm.net/hlpctr/html/ppp_ppp-linux.html

then, using the man page for pppd for guidance, implement the changes
discussed in these two messages posted a while back to ibmnet.general.
Also, keep an eye on the traffic in the ibmnet newsgroups as this
issue is discussed periodically.

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Subject: pppd 2.3.5 setup (Re: Linux LogIn)
Newsgroups: ibmnet.general
Date: 13 Jul 1998 22:22:23 -0500


Quote:> That helps to know that internet.usinet.userid is the correct choice.
> Is that part done without a CR? My send in RedHat puts a ^M (RET) at
> the end.  I can get an expect with ACCOUNT. Then it asks ^MEnter
> UserId and Account. After that, I've had no luck entering the
> response.
> If I can get this proofed out with hyperterminal in Windows, it is
> easier to debug with something that works.

        Joshua-- See what you can do about getting this on the web page.

        If you're using pppd-2.3.5 or higher (this applies to new RedHat
installations and Debian 2.0 [hamm] among others)--

pap-secrets should contain:

===================
"<service>.<account group>.<userid>"        *       "<password>"
===================

Where <service> is "internet", <account group> is the ??inet identifier,
<userid> is the login name, and <password> is obvious.  Frex:

"internet.usinet.tmill06"     *       "1234abcd"

        The chatscript is easy; the following works for me:

===================
# chatscript for IGN (/etc/chatscripts/provider)
ABORT        BUSY
ABORT        "NO CARRIER"
ABORT        VOICE
ABORT        "NO DIALTONE"
""           ATDT555-1234
CONNECT
===================

        Editing this file in emacs makes it easy to avoid extraneous
carriage returns.

        If you're using the peers setup files, typically installed in
/etc/ppp/peers, set up a peer named internet (or whatever you choose)
containing:

===================
# call script for IGN (/etc/ppp/peers/internet)
#
connect "/usr/sbin/chat -v -f /etc/chatscripts/provider"
name "<service>.<account group>.<userid>" noauth noipdefault defaultroute
/dev/modem 115200 nopersist
===================

        Ensure that the "name" argument matches the entry in
pap-secrets.  Also replace /dev/modem with whatever callout device you
use locally, 115200 with whatever speed you support, and
/etc/chatscripts/provider with the path to your chatscript.

        pppd can then be invoked as "pppd call internet".  "plog -f" will
tail the messages file (if installed and logging is enabled) so you can
watch the progress.

        IMHO this is easier to set up than pre-2.3.5 versions of pppd.
Note that it's easy to maintain multiple userid/password pairs in
pap-secrets, and if you're using the peer files it's trivial to maintain
multiple service providers without jumping through extra hoops.  Be aware
that your passwords are stored in plaintext, so the pap-secrets file
should *definitely* be stored somewhere secure.

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Subject: Re: pppd 2.3.5 setup (Re: Linux LogIn)
Newsgroups: ibmnet.general
Date: 15 Jul 1998 06:31:48 -0400

    Timothy> ... If you're using pppd-2.3.5 or higher ...

[big chop]

Actually, 2.3.3 needs this new method also (at least for me).

I've been waiting to finish an upgrade of my box to get this info,
thanks.  You might want to include a note that if upgrading from an
earlier pppd the /etc/ppp/options and /etc/ppp/login files are no longer
needed with this new configuration, and should be removed.

--

North Brunswick, NJ             web address: http://www.acm.org/~kindred

 
 
 

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I'm trying to set up Red Hat Linux 5.1 to connect to my ibm.net
account
using PPP.  I followed the instructions at the IBM.NET web site but
the
script finds "+ua" in /etc/ppp/options unrecognized.  Here's what
/usr/sbin/ppp-on looks like:

pppd /dev/cua1 connect 'chat -v "" atdt2275401 "CONNECT"'

/etc/ppp/login looks like:

internet.usinet.yoobb
mypassword

/etc/ppp/options looks like:

115200
+ua /etc/ppp/login
defaultroute
noipdefault

I'm supposed to execute the ppp-on script to start the connection, but
it
doesn't recognize +ua as a valid option in /etc/ppp/options.  Has
anyone
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any help would be appreciated.

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