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