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Solarsi 2.5.1&Dial Up

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Hi Experts:
We have a Sun MP 600 Server, which I was handed Admin duties for. At one time, our dialup ppp account was working--but now--after installing the solaris 2.5.1 patch updates--
it does not.
   I am still able to dial up the server from home, but now the Login Screen has extra characters in it, such as extra
x's, 8's and o's,--but I am able to login  on a terminal window with my user name and password--the extra characters just make reading files and directory's a little difficult.
   But--when I try to use the ppp server--and type ppp for the username and password at the terminal window--then press the F7 or continue button--I now get a message that says
"You have been disconnected from the computer you dialed" ,etc.
    Do you know on solaris 2.5.1--where the settings for
specifying parity, data bits and stop bits should be?
If possible, if anyone is using Solaris 2.5.1 successfully
as a PPP server, could you send me a copy of the /etc/ttydefs file? You can contact me at lpaz@valise.com
    If you prefer, I can send my /etc/ttydefs file to you,
and you can tell me what is wrong, but I would prefer to
receive a copy from someone who has this successfully running,
if possible.
Thanks in advance for your time. Your help will be greatly
appreciated, as I have some irate users who want this ppp
working again.
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the default settings are 8 bit no parity and 1 bit stop.
so when in admintool you choose 9600 you have got :
9600 baud , 8 bit no parity and 1 stop bit.

But if you choose other in admintool , you can tape for exemple  9600E which is 9600 baud , 7 bit ,even parity .

those configuration are in /etc/ttydefs.

if you want a special one you can define one.

But as i can understand your problem it is not a problem of parity or bit size but it is more certainly a problem of termial emulation. Because if it was the parity or the bit size you wouldn t be able to read anything.
but like you said you are able to read the text.

did you try to change the value of TERM ?

try TERM=sun
or TERM=dtterm
or TERM=sun-cmd
or TERM=vt100

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Actually, we narrowed this down to aproblem with the VMe serial bus. When we took the modem off of the serial bus, and connected it directly to the serial port on the cpu card, the login screen
appears normal on the client pc's and the ppp service starts up
as it should
    So, if anyone has any experience with these older Sun VME serial cards or buses, would appreciate hearing from you as to any drivers, etc we may need. Thanks

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