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Date:      Fri, 16 Oct 1998 11:36:04 -0700
From:      "Chad Thunberg" <chadth@atvideo.com>
To:        "Brian Somers" <brian@Awfulhak.org>
Cc:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: uu_unlock warnings 
Message-ID:  <000001bdf933$d4dd6790$ef2376cc@tarn.atvideo.com>
In-Reply-To: <199810161418.PAA25305@woof.lan.awfulhak.org>

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Brian,
	Thank you for the response.  It looks as if the problem is a little deeper.
We are getting disconnected every hour or so and i could not trace the
problem to our machines.  I tested different flow control options and still
had the same problem.  We have decided to go with a netopia stand alone
router and change isps.  If the problem presists then most likely its the
phone company's issue.
The connection was initially ran from start_if.tun0 but after dieing i just
manually entered in ppp -background isp and this is when i sometimes got the
error. I also believe -ddial would would have been more apporiate but don't
think it would have helped with the line drop issue, just would have
recovered better after the line drop.

Thanks,

-Chad



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Somers [mailto:brian@Awfulhak.org]
> Sent: Friday, October 16, 1998 7:19 AM
> To: Chad Thunberg
> Cc: 'freebsd-questions@freebsd.org'
> Subject: Re: uu_unlock warnings
>
>
> > Anyone know how to go about fixing this error i am getting for
> user ppp?  I run a script that detects whether ppp -background
> isp is running and restarts it if down, and i get this error
> sometimes when the script is trying to execute.  Could it be
> because the connection just went down and hasn't had time to
> unlock the cuaa1.if file?
> > Oct 14 08:34:40 ns1 ppp[54]: tun0: Alert: Warning: Can't
> uu_unlock /var/run/cuaa1.if
>
> Wouldn't you be better off using ``ppp -ddial'' ?
>
> >From the sounds of it, something else is removing
> /var/spool/lock/LCK..cuaa1 (this error is caused by the lack of this
> file).
>
> If you're starting ppp from /etc/start_if.tun0 and haven't got an
> up-to-date /etc/rc, it's possible that ppp is being started and is
> opening and locking cuaa1 *before* /var/run is cleaned - resulting in
> this problem the first time ppp disconnects.
>
> > Thanks,
> > -Chad
>
> --
> Brian <brian@Awfulhak.org>, <brian@FreeBSD.org>, <brian@OpenBSD.org>
>       <http://www.Awfulhak.org>;
> Don't _EVER_ lose your sense of humour....
>


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