> I bought an external ISDN TA because the word was(is) this works like a
> modem and Linux should be able to cope with that.
> I tried connecting using Kppp and Wvdial as frontends (easy setup). A normal
> modem isn't a problem at all with any of these frontends.
> But ....
> When i try to connect using the ISDN TA the dial-up is started but times out
> after about <=1 minute.
> I configured the TA with some AT commands which work fine in Windows.
> It looks like pppd has problems (authentication ??)
> At this point i really don't have a clue where to look for.
> Any help will be welcome !
In my experience, ISDN always uses pap authentication, in which case
/etc/ppp/pap-secrets must contain your login info, one item per line, e.g., if
your login is 'foo' and your password is 'bar' then the file would say simply
If authentication is a problem, 'tail /var/log/messages' right after the
timeout should show that the serial line came up, then authentication failed,
then serial line disconnected.
I use no AT commands at all- the TA is an Eicon Diva, distro is RH 6.0.
There's a fairly good doc with a basic chat script (which worked right out of
the box for me) in RH /doc/HOWTO/mini/unmaintained/ISDN)
hope this helps