I was having a problem with the arp tables using Linux 1.2.13 allowing over 30 concurrent modem connections.
To fix that problem, I upgraded my kernel to 2.0.33 and the system came backup and the slip connections are functioning properly. The problem is that the pppd is not functioning. Initially I was getting ppp not available on the system even though it is compiled in the kernel. The problem I get now is that it reports cache '/etc/ld.so.cache has wrong version' message.
I have tried the strace function to try and locate the answer and it has not been helpful. I am going to be trying to upgrade the libc, gcc, libg++ and the ld.so in hopes that this might fix the problem.
Thanks for your assistance.