small PPP problem.. help appreciated!

small PPP problem.. help appreciated!

Post by Josh Woodwa » Tue, 01 Oct 1996 04:00:00

I'm a somewhat advanced un*x/linux user but a fairly new operator. I've
read the FAQs associated with this but to no avail. Here's the problem:

I'm running Redhat 3.0 (1.3.18) and am setting up a PPP connection. Things
seem to be connecting fine, but when I go to use anything having to do
with the Internet, it's very slow. For instance, it always takes a minute
or two to get a login prompt. Ping times to a local mainframe
( average about 200ms. I've tried several things, such as
setting my serial port at different speeds (9600, 19.2, 38.4, 57.6, etc)
but things seem closer to 110 baud than my 28.8. ;) I've also tried
connecting at different speeds from minicom and running pppd after exiting
and it will once again connect, and at the same speed. I have a Hayes 28.8
PnP modem which I use Intel Config Manager to set up. I know the modem
connects at the correct speed because I'm typing through it now in
minicom at full speed. Here's a clip from the ppp log file..

Sep 30 15:24:12 darkstar chat[137]: Xyplex -- got it
Sep 30 15:24:12 darkstar chat[137]: send (set port ppp enable^M)
Sep 30 15:24:13 darkstar pppd[138]: pppd 2.1.2 started by root, uid 0
Sep 30 15:24:13 darkstar pppd[138]: set kernel debugging level to 0
Sep 30 15:24:13 darkstar pppd[138]: Using interface ppp0
Sep 30 15:24:13 darkstar pppd[138]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/modem
Sep 30 15:24:13 darkstar kernel: ppp: channel ppp0 mtu = 1500, mru = 1500
Sep 30 15:24:13 darkstar kernel: ppp: channel ppp0 open
Sep 30 15:24:16 darkstar pppd[138]: local  IP address
Sep 30 15:24:16 darkstar pppd[138]: remote IP address

If anyone has some ideas, I'd be indebted for life to you! :-) Thanks..

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1. 3 small problems. Help appreciated

I have read all of my books, and searched the how-tos, but I can't get
rid of these 3 small nagging problems.

1.  How do I get Redhat Linux to not pause for 2 minutes at loadup of sendmail?

2.  I just installed 2.0.11.  Now on every startup right after it says init runlevel
three, on the next line it says something like:
invalid option SIOCONNRC, then whenever I shutdown something like:
flies across the screen and is written for about 20 seconds and then the system
reboots.  So far, I don't see this affecting actual system usage.

3.  How come I can't get any color?  using setterm -fore back gives me color
temporarily, but file names aren't colorized.  I have placed .dir_colors in my $HOME
directory, and that is just a copy of the DIR_COLORS in /etc.  I can't get color
in minicom or anything.  Kinda buggeth me.  

4.  Ok, sorry 4.  I just installed Redhat, after killing Slackware.  Slackware had
this neat little quote everytime you logged in.  Any way I can have this for

Thanks a million.  I appreciate your time.  Please note that I have exhausted
my resources in trying to find an answer to these questions, and come here
only as a last resort.  This is only my second Linux week, so maybe I am not
looking in the right places...


Chris Woods

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