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I have a Linux server and am able to dial into our corporate network using pppd. The problem is that during days the server is used as an x-server and the lines are used to dial-out on and unless I comment out the mgetty entries in the inittab file the connection gets killed by pppd I think.

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by:nekau
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Actually Mgetty kills the connection.

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alexbik earned 100 total points
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Hi,

The dialout connections gets killed by mgetty, right?
Mgetty can share modems with other programs, but
you will need to lock the device by creating a lockfile.
This file must contain the PID of the program currently
using the modem. If mgetty detects such a file, it will
check if it is current by checking if the PID in the file
is still running. If so, mgetty will wait and do nothing.
Else, the lockfile is removed, and mgetty starts initializing
the modem. The location of the lockfile is system-dependant,
but usually /var/lock. If you are locking /dev/ttyR0 you would
need to create a file called /var/lock/LCK..ttyR0 (that's right,
two dots).

Alex.
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by:nekau
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I found the problem to be just that. I was running pppinit from a different machine and it was creating a lock file for device modem. So it was creating a lock file for the wrong device.

I modified pppinit to lock the appropriate device and things are working well now.

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