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pppd and authentication

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I'm attempting to configure my linux system to work with my new ISP (running NT and requiring PAP authentication) - I've read the docs and everything seems to be setup correctly, but when I run pppd I receive an error message of:

pppd: authentication required but no authentication files accessible

Now, I've got a /etc/ppp/pap-secrets file correctly setup and definitely readable, but for some reason pppd can't seem to access it (even logged in as root).  I'm running pppd version 2.2.0 and Slakware linux (kernel version 2.something)...  Any ideas?  Thanks...  :)
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Add:   +ua /etc/ppp/pap-secrets  to your pppd command in your
chat script to force it to read it.  If you run pppd from the
wrong directory it'll sometimes miss your auth file; this way
it shouldn't matter.  Mine looks like this:

pppd asyncmap 0 -detach modem crtscts +ua /etc/ppp/auth
(and so on and so forth...)

Good luck =)
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by:crhea
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I expected a more in-depth answer than given. Also, I wouldn't
give advise where the man page for pppd clearly states that the +ua option is obsolescent.
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