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Little PPP problem

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I use Linux to dial up my ISP (in the Openwin). I succeeded in input my username and password. What key shall I type to establish the connection now? On the PC under Windows 95, I just click on the Continue button or press F7. What shall I do in Linux. Thanks
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IF you receive a prompt then you enter ppp or create a script that allows you to connect automaticly rather than entering your information through minicom.

Try is script on for size it is a two part (two different files)

in /usr/local/bin create a file called ppp.sh and enter the following all on one line, NO RETURNS it is ok to have line wrap.

ppp.sh
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/usr/sbin/pppd /dev/cua0 115200 -detach modem crtscts defaultroute lock connect '/usr/sbin/chat -v -f /usr/local/lib/ppp.chat'

if /usr/local/lib create a file called ppp.chat enter the following all on one line, NO RETURNS.

ppp.chat
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"" ATZ OK ATDT(isp-phonenumber) CONNECT "" ogin: (yourid) assword: (yourpassword) "" ppp

make sure that in /usr/sbin is pppd and chat if not then do a find on your machine to find exactly where they are and then insead of /usr/sbin/pppd use the fully qualified name from the find for both pppd and chat.

After all this is done you should be able to run /usr/local/bin/ppp.sh if it is executable and see the output be logged into the /var/log/messages file.  DO NOT break out of this script once connect it will run in the foreground unless you decide to NOT use the -detach in ppp.sh.
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