I have been using Linux for a couple of years now. I currently run
level 1.3.2 (Slackware). I have always been plagued with the serial
port sometimes getting hung after an unexpected phone hangup. The only
way to get the port working again is to re-boot the system. When I say
"hung", I mean that I can not use my regular script to connect again.
The script does not give any error, it just simply does nothing. I use
the following type of connect script:
pppd connect 'chat -v "" atdt5555555 CONNECT "" name: condon word:
password "gw>" "ppp default"' /dev/ttyS1 38400 noipdefault crtscts modem
defaultroute lcp-echo-interval 60
I currently use a 28.8 USR Sportster internal modem. A friend of mine
with a very different configuration has also been plagued with this
problem over the past few years. I suspect the "chat" program may be
the culpret but I am not sure. Any suggestions on how to solve this
problem would be appreciated.