>What is the key to getting Win95 clients to make PPP connections to AIX
>4.1.4? I have tried many configurations on both ends to no avail. My
>Win95 system calls AIX and hangs on "Verifing user name and password".
>The PPP login and password are ok, they work from an attached ascii
>terminal, albeit with garbage after login. I have the AIX modem port
>set to share, and it works fine when using non-PPP logins. The PPP
>login has "exec /usr/sbin/pppattachd server 2>/dev/null" as the last
>line of $HOME/.profile. The pppcontrold subsystem is running. Do I
>need a PTF, 4.1.5, 4.2, a patch to Win95, or maybe a brain transplant?
>I have read the the man pages for PPP. I was unable to find anything on
>PPP configuration from IBM-4FAX, or on the tech support web page. I do
>not have an IBM support contract, so that is not an option. Any help
>appreciated, even RTFM if you name the manual.
The key is that you still need to log into AIX as the ppp user you
have setup. To do this in your dial-up networking configuation on the
WIN95 client do the following. Right click on the dial-up networking
ICON, click on the Configure Button, click on the Option Tab and then
click on the "Bring up terminal window after dialing" box. Click OK
until you are out of configuing the session.
Now dialin and when the RS-6000 answers you will get a small window
that you can login AIX using the username and password for the ppp
user. You will see some "garbage" looking stuff at the bottom of the
window. This is the RS-6000 tring to set-up the ppp session. Click on
the continue button and it should make the connection.
There are utilities that will allow you to write scripts to automate
this process. I have not used them however. We use ppp for support at
our customers site and we just go though the steps above.