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Date:      Tue, 01 Jul 1997 08:25:33 +0100
From:      Brian Somers <>
To:        Jeff Roberts <>
Cc:        FreeBSD questions list <questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: FBSD: Dial-out PPP only CONNECTs sometimes? 
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 01 Jul 1997 00:01:11 EDT." <Pine.OS2.3.95.970630234807.26D-100000@warp4> 

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> Hello, everyone.
> I've had about 50% success with my dial-out situation.  I've taken the
> best suggestions from *Pedantic*, various FAQs, the Handbook, and feedback
> from people on this list.  I've been using  
>                         ppp -auto foo   
>                         route add default
> to connect to foo.  Sometimes it works without a hitch, and sometimes
> (like the last couple of days), after connecting, the connection is
> dropped after about 10 seconds.  However, I can still connect from Warp,
> so I know it's not the remote host.  What about this ""?  Could
> specifying *this* as the default route (my provider dynamically assigns my
> IP address after connecting) be part of the problem.  Is there one that's
> fail-safe?  I just took this, I think, from the Handbook.  I was under the
> impression that the assigned IP address would overwrite the one I
> specified, or something along those lines.  When I do PPP manually, I get
> "dial OK" and then "switching to packet mode".  Then, the connection dies.
> I'm dialing out of 2.2.1 on a USR Sportster (gasp!) 14400.  My machine 
> is not connected to any network.  When it works,
> it works great, BTW.  I evidentally just need to find a way to
> consistently get an acceptable default route.  
> Thanks for any suggestions/advice you can give me!  =)  I appreciate it.

The route command is definitely bogus, and isn't in any of the
documentation I know of any more.

Go to  There's a pointer to
the -current ppp.conf and ppp.linkup from there.  Try the
"pmdemand" example, it should work fine.

If you're still experiencing problems, Take a look at and
post/mail me the log file after a "set log +lcp".


> Jeff
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