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Date:      Wed, 29 Apr 1998 14:54:37 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Jason McKay <>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: PPPD & IPFW Problems
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000201bd7026$d1225c00$>

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On Sat, 25 Apr 1998, Jason McKay wrote:

> Hello,
> We are running an ISP under FreeBSD 2.2.5-RELEASE using pppd with mgetty.
> The problem that occurs is; once or twice a week we are forced to reboot the
> computer, because pppd just stops communicating with the client.  The
> clients connection stops working and we can not ping the client.  Once the
> computer has been restarted everything returns to normal until next time.
> The client logs in ok, and their username appears as being logged in .. but
> thats as far as it goes.

Do you have some leftover pppd's laying around?  If they aren't exiting
they're taking up ppp devices, and everything will stop if you run out of
ppp devices.

In the meantime try adding more ppp pseudo-devices to your kernel.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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