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Date:      Wed, 3 May 1995 02:26:01 +0900 (JST)
From:      Atsushi Murai <>
To: (Carey Nairn)
Subject:   Re: iij-ppp ver 0.94
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Carey Nairn" at May 2, 95 08:50:29 pm

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> Hi,
> I was wondering if there was a way of passing variables to the login 
> script at the time of execution.  The system I log into requires that a 
> ppp process is started form the terminal server command line (i.e. no PAP 
> authentication - the user logs in to the terminal server as a normal 
> login).  The thing that worries me is that I have my password stored in 
> plain text in my ppp.conf file.  What I would like to have is for the PPP 
> process to prompt me for my password when the login script starts.  Is 
> this possible ??

I guess the system you log into is shared machine like a gateway
machine, right ? And you want to connect the peer and gateway by
PPP(iij-ppp) NOT a your terminal(?) and gateway. This means your
peer's password in ppp.conf is out of your control..either plain text
nor crypted one ;-)

Anyway current iij-ppp doesn't has a such a functionality that passing
a user and passwd by prompting you when connecting to a peer

But if you have a two connection to gateway, one is using for invoking
a ppp as Interacctive mode.
    o Invoke a ppp with your configuration 
      i.e. ppp specgw
    o Rewriting a login scritps with your password  on ppp prompt
      i.e. set login "TIMEOUT 5 login:-\\r-login: ppp word: ppp"
    o dial on ppp prompt.

It's might be not smart but...
> thanks,
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