I'm trying to set up a PPP connection to my ISP (IBM Advantis) under RH 5.1.
I've followed a hybrid of their example PPP script for Linux (ref "Help"
from www.ibm.net) and the ISP-Hookup-HOWTO. I think I'm close to succeeding
but my connection keeps getting terminated 20-30 seconds after modem
link-up. The messages from pppd logged to my system log read (more or
"Receive line not 8-bit clean"
I understand this is probably because my modem port is not 8-N-1 but
how/where do I force this setting? I've only seen baud rate options
(somewhere in the man pages for pppd and chat).
Also, the IBM example suggested creating an /etc/ppp/login file along the
<account login text here>
<account password here>
and in /etc/ppp/options place the following:
I would have used their example verbatim but Red Hat's pppd complained about
the '+ua' line. I think I've created alternate functionality in my chat
script but *should* their example have worked??
Advice on how to proceed is welcomed, especially if anyone's using Red Hat
5.1 and IBM Advantis. Reply via e-mail, too, if possible.
William D. Ezell