Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 13582
pppd does not work correctly after connecting with minicom
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
I have to dial manually into my ISP because it requires extra authentification that changes every time I dial in.
I can dial into my ISP with minicom and it seems to login just fine but then I try to start pppd and it doesn't work. I can use "ifconfig" and it
shows the ppp connection but "route -n" doesn't show a defaultroute so I can only ping the server and nothing else. I think that the defaultroute
needs to be set but nothing I have done has worked.
I can connect fine to the ISP on windows becuase you can setup an initial terminal window when dialing in.
How exactly are you starting pppd? If you're starting pppd manually, are you
using the "defaultroute" option?
yes, I start pppd using the defaultroute option "pppd -default..."
If you're starting pppd manually, you'll probably need to also use the "modem",
"crtscts", and possibly the "noauth" options.
I tried using those options also but pppd still doesn't startup correctly.
Can you give me the full pppd command so I can enter it exactly as it should be?
Please verify this with a newer version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora
Core and reopen it against the new version if it still occurs.
Closing as "not a bug" for now.