> Hi again guys,
> another of my problems involves connecting my OS5 machine with a
> internet service provider using a 33.6k modem and PPP. According
> to what I have read, I need to establish a UUCP?? connection
> with my ISP's machine...? How do I go about this? I have edited
> the UUCP files to the point where I can dial my ISP and get the
> modem to connect, but it does not log in (although the login
> chat is well configured -- I think.) What do I do after that?
> My connection is dynamic IP (different number IP every time) so
> I am using the "manual outgoing" config for the PPP link.
> I guess my big question is: how do I get from a UUCP dialer that
> dials my ISP to a PPP connection?
> So far, OS5 has given us more problem (lack of support, impossible
> or obscure configuration, etc.) than other UNIXes. I do not know
> where SCO plans to go with the new Free OS5, but these issues make
> it difficult for an experienced user (let alone a newbie) to use
> their OS. Why should anyone experiment with an OS that does not even
> support a digital audio card when there are other (seemingly better)
> alternatives? (I'm talking of NT, Solaris, even Linux or FreeBSD)..
> Thanks for your time, hope you can help me :-)
> -- Rodrigo
The UUCP part as you correctly say is just to allow the serial comms bit
to be automated.
My basic guidlines for ppp testing are first to check that you can use
./uutry to dial to the remote host and long in as you require. The login
sequence in /usr/lib/uucp/Systems should look something like:
This used with /usr/lib/uucp/uutry -x9 scorcu
should show you the dialogue and actions upto your login at the isp
assuming your ppp login and password are nppp/nppp123.
However some isp's require you login to a server first then enter the
command 'ppp' or something to get a session going. In that case just add
the expected prompt from the server after the password then the command
required to start a ppp session.
Once the UUCP chat script has terminated if you are using uutry you
would expect to odd characters on the screen as the remote end sends its
first ppp configuration info.
Thats the uucp bit, to get ppp going is in fact done before this. In
your case with a manual link you use pppattach when you want to
establish the connection. It then uses the UUCP subsystem do to all the
serial comms bits on is behalf. When the dial script finishes it tells
ppp the status of the link so it can then carry on or die.
At this point it is a good idea to start with 'debug' on the required
line in your ppphosts file so that so info gets put into syslog so you
can see whats gpoing on.
Hope this helps.