Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123357
Wvdial doesn't authenticate with ISP
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:07:35 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to connect using wvdial, it gets as far as finding the
login prompt and sending my username (my email address) but doesn't
seem to find the password prompt (which is password:). After a few
seconds it complains about not knowing what to do and launching pppd
and hoping for the best, which times out a short while later.
I have verified my username and password in wvdial.conf, and also set
the password prompt to what was observed logging in using minicom.
I can login without issue using minicom and get a pppd session going
by manually launching pppd.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
try to connect using wvdial
Steps to Reproduce:
wvdial times out without finding password prompt
working ppp session
Created attachment 100293 [details]
transcript of dialup attempt
Here is a transcript of a dialup attempt. It sends the username but never
claims to see a password prompt.
how does a normal login procedure over minicom look like?
Created attachment 100298 [details]
Here is a transcript of a minicom login. I was then able to launch pppd
manually and submit this attachment.
it seems like wvdial does not get the password string after sending
the login name... maybe it needs '\r\n' windows like carriage return?
I tried adding \r\n to the end of both the username and password
strings and there was no change, but I'm not sure they were sent as
<CR><LF>. Is there something else I can try?
hmm, write a custom chat script... sorry, I cannot fix this.