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ppp fails to connect to Netcom

ntkonnek
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
When I invoke the ppp script, either ppp-on (slackware) or ppp-up (SUSE which I am presently using) after what I consider a long time, more than a minute the modem eventuall kicks in and sounds like it is connecting but doesn't.  Ping  and ifconfig both indicate no connection.  In the /var/log/messages I get the following: (parts left out)
kernel ppp line discipline registered
kernel registered device ppp0
pppd   using interface ppp0
pppd   connect:  ppp0 <--> /dev/modem
pppd   sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1<mru1500> <magic 0x89aa264b> <pcomp><accomp>]
pppd   last message repeated 6 times Hangup (SIGHUP) modem hangup connection terminated.

I would guess the LCP ConfReq message is the problem but I have no idea what it is or means. help.

Would also like to know why it takes so long for the script to kick in.  It was virtually instantanious on a 486 running slackware, now I am running SUSE on a p90, 32meg RAM
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