More ppp stuff.

Aaron Howell aaron at
Mon Aug 5 19:20:37 EDT 2002

Hi there,
Once you have your own prompt back, providing the modem stays connected there's a good chance your ppp is working.
If you still want to access things on your provider's machine instead of your own, you need to find out the name of the machine and use telnet or ssh to connect to it.
otherwise, you can set up fetchmail to bring your mail down to your own machine and use pine from there.
On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 02:52:57PM -0700, Anna Schneider wrote:
> Okay, so I've added ppp to my user name, and got a new password for my ppp 
> connection with my provider.  All good.  I dial in and everything goes, 
> there are no error messages as far as I can tell, and then it finishes and 
> I have my own system's prompt sitting there, and not that for my internet 
> provider.  The modem hasn't disconnected or anything, there aren't any 
> failed and trying again messages, just my system's prompt instead of my 
> provider's.  Does this make any sense?  I don't know what to do now.  Hoe 
> canI access pine on my provider's system for example if I don't get its 
> prompt?
> I don't know if the comments in the set up instruction from Drizzle about 
> using Pap or Chap, or about server and YP name are relevant or not.  I 
> could resend that message if people liked.
> Thanks.
> Anna
>  On Mon, 5 Aug 2002, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > Anna:
> > 
> > May I suggest you always write to the Speakup list with questions? It 
> > turns out I really don't know everything! <big grin>
> > 
> > Apropos the advice from your ISP, 
> > 
> > Not sure how, exactly, you add -ppp to your username in the wvdial script, 
> > and not sure you need to. Have you tried dialing in? What happens? Have 
> > you simply appended -ppp to your username and tried that? Something like 
> > "anna -ppp" or maybe without the space?
> > 
> > I do ppp dialups using wvdial, but don't append anything like that. 
> > Perhaps some of the wiser heads here can help more quickly than I.
> > 
> > PS: Congrats on having an ISP that doesn't sneer at Linux.
> > 
> > 
> > On Sun, 4 Aug 2002, Anna Schneider wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > Hi Janina.  Anna Schneider again.  I take forever to do computer things, 
> > > but I have a bit of info and some questions for you.
> > > 
> > > It turned out that one reason I couldn't get the login to finish with ppp 
> > > was because I didn't have the proper set up with my provider.  I decided 
> > > to wait until August to change this, and now it is.  I still have the 
> > > wvdial.conf file made from your instructions, but based on the following 
> > > informational message, it looks like my file needs to include some other 
> > > things.  Could you read it and tell me what PAP and CHAP are, and were I 
> > > would put the server information and do I need IP and gateway slots in the 
> > > file even if that information will be fed in from the other end?
> > > 
> > > Thanks.
> > > 
> > > Anna

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