>With Win95/98, I can established a PPP connection
>without having to make a menu selection. Why couldn't
>Linux made to mimic a Win95/98 connection? As far
>as the ISP is concern, that would be another Win95/98
>PPP request. Then there is no need for the chat script.
Two possibilities. (1) your ISP has started to use something
called "MS-CHAP". I have never used it, but I am sure Linux ppp
can do it - you may have to compile it, though.
Or (2) they're using plain old chap (disabled PAP) but the
"remotename" is coming in wrong. On my ISP, for instance, the
remotename can come in as "ts1", "ts2", or "ts3" (each is
presumably a terminal server, depending on which modem you get).
This makes it necessary for me to put in 3 lines in chap-secrets
instead of 1 line with the server name = "diac".
(Fortunately the moment I discovered this I used PAP, since my ISP
did not disable PAP).
Background: (this is all AFAIK!) when looking for a secret in
chap-secrets, pppd uses the username you gave as "user", but
ignores the "remotename" you gave - instead, it is supposed to use
the name sent by the server. With PAP, however, it uses your
command-line args for both "user" and "remotename".