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Date:      Fri, 25 Oct 1996 09:25:05 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        Tyler Barnett <tyler@heathers.stdio.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: your mail
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.961025092251.16243A-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <199610250225.WAA20030@heathers.stdio.com>

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On Thu, 24 Oct 1996, Tyler Barnett wrote:

> PPP "freezing" problems
> I am having a terrible time staying connected to my ISP.
> He's running a USR 28.8 Sportster, and my modem is a Practical Peripherals
> PM288MT II V.34.  The link between us will run fine for awhile, which is
> 5 mins or 50 mins.  Then suddenly there is no modem activity.
> Pings to my ISP fail, and the TX light blinks on the modem without any RX
> response.  The only thing I have to do is turn the modem off and back on,
> and then ppp redials the line, and I'm back up again.  If I sub in an old
> 9600 IBM 7855, the problem gets better, but isn't cured.

Two possibilities:

1.  The remote modem somehow doesn't like yours.  Bad line conditions may
cause this.

2.  ijjppp has been known to fail in high-load cases.  It happened to me
many times, but the modem would just hangup and ppp would show the link
was down.  Redialing fixed it.

My guess would be that you're inflicted by #2.  

Is your modem set to translate drop in DTR -> hangup?  ppp depends on this
functionality to hang the modem up properly.  That may be hindering the
automatic dial.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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