> I've been trying for ages to get my ISDN connection to the Internet
> to work. I have found out that my service provider (Bt internet)
> uses CHAP authentication. I have tried entering password details
> into /ect/ppp/chap-secrets as well as pap-secrets. However, when I
> try to open a connection, I get this message in /var/log/messages :
> PAP authentication failed
Exact copies of log messages with context are much better. This may
mean that you failed to authenticate yourself to the peer, or it could
mean that you are inadvertently requiring the ISP to authenticate itself
Quote:> Is there a further step I must carry out in order to let isdnctrl
> know that I want to use CHAP authentication rather than PAP, or
> should this happen automatically? Might there be something else I
> need to do? Does anyone perhaps have any further info on configuring
> BT internet??? Help!!
You can *try* using the pppd option "refuse-pap", read the pppd man
page for details, but it's the ISP that determines what you can or
cannot use to authenticate yourself to it. That option may very well
cause the connection to fail.
It's usually better to configure both the pap-secrets and chap-secrets
with the same secrets line. Some ISPs may even have some hosts that
use PAP but not CHAP, and some that are configured the opposite way.
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