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Hi
I am trying to configure Solaris 2.6 for ppp dial out connection.
I manage to get a connection but the ppp negotiation fails, I assume this is down to the call script I am using in /etc/uucp/Dialers, due to the following errors {BAD FCS}, {Unrecognized protocol}, with the default hayes entry I also get {Unescaped characters} as an error.  The modem is a hayes ultra smartmodem 9600, and functions correctly using tip to get a modem to modem connection, for login to another unix box.

I have tried all three of the following entries in /etc/uucp/Dialers:

#hayes  =,-,    "" \dA\pTE1V1X1Q0S2=255S12=255\r\c OK\r \EATDT\T\r\c CONNECT
hayes =,-,      "" \dAT\r\c OK\r EATDT\T\r\c CONNECT STTY=crtscts,crtsxoff
#hayes =,-,     "" P_ZERO "" \dAT\r\c OK\r EATDT\T\r\c CONNECT

Can anyone suggest a remedy?


asppp.log output
---------------------------------------------------------
call cleanup(0)
14:20:35 000040 ipdptp7771 PPP DIAG OPEN
14:20:35 000041 ipdptp0 SEND PPP ASYNC 29 Octets LCP Config-Req  ID=06 LEN=24 MRU=1500 ACCM=00000000 MAG#=08b0b1f6 ProtFCOMP AddrCCOMP
14:20:35 000042 ipdptp0 RECEIVE PPP ASYNC 32 Octets {BAD FCS} {Unrecognized protocol:    d }
14:20:38 000043 ipdptp0 SEND PPP ASYNC 29 Octets LCP Config-Req  ID=07 LEN=24 MRU=1500 ACCM=00000000 MAG#=08b0b1f6 ProtFCOMP AddrCCOMP
14:20:38 000044 ipdptp0 RECEIVE PPP ASYNC 38 Octets LCP Config-Req  ID=01 LEN=33 MRU=1524 ACCM=000a0000 Auth=CHAP Alg=MD5 ProtFCOMP AddrCCOMP {Unknown OPTION=13 l=6}
14:20:38 000045 ipdptp0 SEND PPP ASYNC 24 Octets LCP Config-REJ  ID=01 LEN=19 Auth=CHAP Alg=MD5 {Unknown OPTION=13 l=6}
14:20:38 000046 ipdptp0 RECEIVE PPP ASYNC 29 Octets LCP Config-ACK  ID=07 LEN=24 MRU=1500 ACCM=00000000 MAG#=08b0b1f6 ProtFCOMP AddrCCOMP
14:20:38 000047 ipdptp0 RECEIVE PPP ASYNC 27 Octets LCP Config-Req  ID=02 LEN=22 MRU=1524 ACCM=000a0000 Auth=PAP ProtFCOMP AddrCCOMP
14:20:38 000048 ipdptp0 SEND PPP ASYNC 13 Octets LCP Config-REJ  ID=02 LEN=8 Auth=PAP
14:20:38 000049 ipdptp0 RECEIVE PPP ASYNC 9 Octets LCP Term-REQ  ID=03 LEN=4
14:20:38 000050 ipdptp0 SEND PPP ASYNC 9 Octets LCP Term-ACK  ID=03 LEN=4
14:20:39 000051 ipdptp0 PPP ASYNC DEVICE HANGUP
14:20:40 000052 ipdptp0 PPP DIAG CLOSE


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mrausch earned 100 total points
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This is definitely not a problem with your modem, but your
PPP peer wants CHAP authentication which your side rejects, and
in turn when you request PAP from the peer it requests you
to terminate the link.
As a solution, ask your peer to allow PAP passwords because
in fact your ppp daemon doesn't understand the remote's version
of CHAP (Unknown OPTION=13 l=6 ...).

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by:gormenghast
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Hi mrausch
Thanks for the help. I had assumed the problem was with the modem configuration due to the following paragraph in the "Sun Service Tip Sheet for Sun PPP" from the latest SunSolve CD:

"Modem problems may also generate the following messages:.......
....{BAD FCS}
      {Unrecognized protocol}
      {unescaped characters}......."

Could you also explain the other error messages {BAD FCS} and {Unrecognized protocol: d}?

I will check with the peer, in fact this is my ISP, and this whole exercise was purely an exercise to learn how to configure Solaris for PPP dial out on a sparc IPX at home and I am unlikely to actually use it for such use (especially a 9600 modem).

I will come back to grade your answer and any further info will be appreciated.
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Thanks for the info.
I have achieved a connection using a different ISP.
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