Solved

PPP vs Kermit

Posted on 1998-02-19
4
404 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Here's the problem:
0
Comment
Question by:shipley
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:dps96r
ID: 1587525
I have stuck to external modems but still had problems. It took
me ages to work out how to connect to demon internet. kermit
answered the question: after accepting a username and password
a protcol: prompt appears. Type ppp here (actually I got chat to
do that chore) and no problems occured. (I should have tried that trick first).

Your problems looks similar, although I am suprised it works at all (secret winmodem programming info means nil to nil support, or about that). If kermit can use it this suggests you do not have a problem in that department.
However your serial portwiht a modem attatched simulation  appears to work (PnP is a not issue, it merely affects configuring the device). Dail up using kermit and record the prompts. Once you know what to type it is usually easy to get chat to do the typing for you. IF you want demand dialing then diald should do the trick. Junk probably means you are in ppp mode (immediate junk means fire up pppd and ask give it the appropiate secrets to authenticate itself). Both have worked for me (the sequence changed and that got me for a while).
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
dps96r earned 50 total points
ID: 1587526
I have stuck to external modems but still had problems. It took
me ages to work out how to connect to demon internet. kermit
answered the question: after accepting a username and password
a protcol: prompt appears. Type ppp here (actually I got chat to
do that chore) and no problems occured. (I should have tried that trick first).

Your problems looks similar, although I am suprised it works at all (secret winmodem programming info means nil to nil support, or about that). If kermit can use it this suggests you do not have a problem in that department.
However your serial portwiht a modem attatched simulation  appears to work (PnP is a not issue, it merely affects configuring the device). Dail up using kermit and record the prompts. Once you know what to type it is usually easy to get chat to do the typing for you. IF you want demand dialing then diald should do the trick. Junk probably means you are in ppp mode (immediate junk means fire up pppd and ask give it the appropiate secrets to authenticate itself). Both have worked for me (the sequence changed and that got me for a while).
0
 

Author Comment

by:shipley
ID: 1587527
Here is another winmodem surprise. I got my minicom program to dial out.  The problem that I am now having is that under a PPP connection, I can't stay connected for no more than a minute or two.  The same goes with kermit.  In both minicom and kermit, I get this message when I'm disconnected:
     PPP session from xxx.xxx.xx.xx to yyy.yy.yyy.yy
     NO CARRIER
The thing is that both addresses don't match up to either my address or the ISP's address, even though I know that I'm connected to them.  Both minicom and kermit display strings of ASCII characters after I log in and type PPP.  I assume that this is supposed to happen.  Once I'm in PPP mode, I bring up netscape but it tells me the URL cant be found.  How can I keep a steady connection to my ISP?  Also, how can I get Netscape to see the URL?  The URL is the homepage for my ISP, therefore I know the URL is correct.  It was placed in the General Preferences in Netscape as my home path.  This is starting to take me ages to figure out even when it should have been done in half hour.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:ultra2i
ID: 1587528
Winmodems will not work under linux.  Period.  Under any circumstances..
0

Featured Post

Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I have seen several blogs and forum entries elsewhere state that because NTFS volumes do not support linux ownership or permissions, they cannot be used for anonymous ftp upload through the vsftpd program.   IT can be done and here's how to get i…
Note: for this to work properly you need to use a Cross-Over network cable. 1. Connect both servers S1 and S2 on the second network slots respectively. Note that you can use the 1st slots but usually these would be occupied by the Service Provide…
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Suggested Courses

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question