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>>> pppd: Remote message: ^D^EM-t^B^F
>>> What does the courious combination of letters mean?
>>> This line appears only sometimes when I connect to my ISP, but NOT
>>It's probably a message from a Microsoft peer acknowledging
>>authentication. The RFC says it should be a text message but...
> You mean it could be my Windows client or is somebody trying to get access
> to my machine?
No, that's very doubtful. You have to authenticate yourself to
the peer in order to connect to it. The peer acknowledges your
authentication request, and this is all done within the PPP protocol.
There is also a provision in the PPP RFC to send a human-readable
message concerning the authentication success or failure, but at least
some MS PPP implementations send something that's not human-readable.
Here is such a message from a sensible PPP implementation:
Jan 7 14:49:59 corncob pppd: rcvd [CHAP Success id=0x22 ""]
in which the message field is empty, the "".
You also may be getting an Identification code. This is just a message
that is supposed to contain information about the peer, PPP version number,
manufacturer identity, ect. Almost anything the peer wishes to provide.
It's purely information.
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