> PLEASE HELP ASAP: Trying to use PPP to across other computer with
>serial port Trying to use PPP to across other computer with serial port
>I have two computers a desktop running Redhat 7.0 and a notepad running
>Redhat 6.2. I use to use PLIP to share data but someone told me that PPP
>is better and I been trying to get it to work.
I don't know of any reason PPP would be better than PLIP. In fact when
connecting an old 386, PLIP was much faster than PPP because the old
unbuffered 8250 UART could not cope with speeds beyond 9600 baud, while
PLIP would pass 40KB/s which is much faster than a V.90 modem. Although,
I did have to set the timeout in plip.c longer on the faster box so it
would not timeout waiting for the slow box to respond.
>I been running the following command on both computers
>pppd -detach crtscts lock <local ip>:<remote ip> /dev/ttyS1 38400& I am
>using a null modem cable so it should work.. if you can help in anyway
You may be forgetting 'passive' option which you at least need on the
first pppd, so it is still listening when you start the other one.