pppd used to work, now doesn't
Posted on 1998-07-11
I broke something. PPP to my ISP used to work fine. I had a dialup script that started pppd, chatted with the modem and sent/recieved stuff for the login menu perfectly. Then one day, I decide to go an change my home computer host names around and now pppd won't work. I use RH 5.0 and used its network configurator to change my host name. I also removed the domain name since, I figured that it was just a small home network, I didn't need a home name - so now my computers are just known by a single name, rather than name.home, name2.home, etc. How do I know that its not PPPd itself? Because pppd still works for my connection to work(which I am currently using and is incredibly sloooow)
My script does all the transactions properly such as sending the name/passwd/menu options, pppd starts but doesn't seem to 'take hold' and just quits...usually leaving my modem connected. ifconfig never shows a ppp0 interface. My ISP delivers dynamic addresses.
I am wondering what I can do to debug this problem since its getting the best of me. Not only does my script not work anymore, but neither does RH's autoPPP utility or KDE's ppp program. I have a suspicion that something is awry with the routing, but I have not the knowledge to know where to begin looking.
I have a couple hundred points, so if anyone wants to work with me on this, I'd seriously appreciate it as well as learn something in the process. Let me know which config files to send and which program output to send.
Thanks a bunch!!!.