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Date:      Sun, 29 Jun 1997 21:39:18 -0700
From:      "Reginald S. Perry" <reggie@aa.net>
To:        kleon@bellsouth.net
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: problems with ftp install 
Message-ID:  <199706300439.VAA00863@miles.aa.net>
In-Reply-To: Message from root <root@myplace.org>  of "Sun, 29 Jun 1997 20:45:26 EDT." <199706300045.UAA00115@myplace.org> 

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>>>>> "Keith" == root  <root@myplace.org> writes:


    Keith> Howdy, just downloaded the 2.2.2 boot image and have
    Keith> attempted (unsucessfully for the 340th time) to install
    Keith> using ftp. I get everything from can't ftp to '...' (which
    Keith> ever location I choose) to not even getting past the
    Keith> 'atdt......' of the term section.

    Keith> I have considered that my ISP may be the problem but using
    Keith> ftp normally causes no problems at all - just during the
    Keith> install - on 2 different machines (yes - filled with
    Keith> no-name crap from your local computer retailer (spelled
    Keith> Microsoft outlet)).

I had a similar problem. When everything was installed my ppp
connection was great. But when I wanted to do an upgrade install, I
had all sorts of problems ranging from getting garbage during my
interaction with the modem to the connection dying at various stages
during the transfer.

What I did was keep a copy of the modem string that I used to connect
(ATE1Q0), and give these two commands at the ppp prompt:

disable lqr
deny lqr

This seemed to fix the problem because I had a successful upgrade
install yesterday and am happily running 2.2-970618-RELENG.

So what I would do in your shoes is make sure that you are using the
same methodology that you use to connect to your ISP normally when you
try to do the FTP install with regard to commands you send to the
modem and such.

-Reggie



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