I'm having a hell of a time getting PPP to work with my ISP. I'm using
Redhat 7.1 with Gnome installed, and I've tried getting this working with
rp3conf, linuxconf, and manually setting it up following the PPP-HOWTO.
1) Dialing with minicom into my ISP does nothing. I cannot get it to spurt
out the garbage (LCP packets?) that I've seen with other ISPs I've used (a
couple years ago).
2) My ISP tells me they use CHAP for authentication. This would explain #1
How can my ISP use CHAP without giving me information to use to authorize
*them* for my system? I've never used PAP/CHAP before, just the normal
I've dialed into my ISP with minicom and quit leaving the line open, then
launching pppd in debug mode to bring up the link. ifconfig never shows a
ppp link becoming active. /var/log/messages says that pppd was started at
such-and-such a time, but that is all. I can't tell if pppd is actually
doing anything! Eventually I just kill the process.
I've used 2 different ISPs in the past with slackware and Redhat 6.x, both
using scripted logins. Never had a problem. This is driving me nuts.
Please give any suggestions, and if you want to look at my *secrets and
options files I can post those (they are on my Linux partition which I can't
get to right now). However, they're set up pretty much the way that the
PPP-HOWTO suggests to set them up.