---------------------- Forwarded by John Gay/ENG/CIR/Celestica on 19/05/2000
To: Paul Jakma <paul at clubi.ie>
cc: jgay at Celestica.com, ilug at linux.ie, johngay at eircom.net
Subject: Re: [ILUG] My own diald problems. (Document link: John Gay)
>On Thu, 18 May 2000 jgay at Celestica.com wrote:
>>>> When I try to ping outside
>> my network, diald tries to connect, but the modem cuts off
>suggests a problem with your chat script.
I'm sure it is.
>Nice thing about diald is that it's just mostly /managing/ the other
>bits of software that you would use anyway to dial up, eg chat, pppd.
>So rather than scratching your head thinking "where do i start with
>debugging this diald thing", you should instead debug the bits
>does my chat script work on it's own?
>does it work when diald runs it?
I thought that pon used the chat script? Though I could be wrong.
I had been using wvdial, but it has to be killed.
At the moment I can use pon to connect to Oceanfree, but I'd prefer to use
>in your case, if the modem is droppping straight away, then it might
>be a problem with your chat script. Try running it standalone, and
>see whether it connects.
>> The only thing in /var/log/diad.log connection refused, with no
>> amplifying remarks.
>what about /var/log/messages? diald.log is an accounting log. The
>interesting stuff will be in your main log file.
I'll have a look at /var/log/messages when I get home. I'm still trying to get
the hang of Linux.
>> I checked the /etc/ppp/options file for item
>> mentioned in diald man pages,
>ppp/options should be virtually blank when using diald, except for
>the most global options, eg:
I commented out all the options that the diald man page say causes conflicts,
but I'll have another look.
>> but this is starting to annoy me at
>> this stage. I've been chasing various scripts for diald, pon,
>> pppd etc, but I'm not sure which is which. I know pon and poff
>> work fine, so how do I make diald use this?
>what are these scripts, po/poff?
pon and poff connect the Internet. I've got these working. The confusing thing
is, I'm not really sure what scripts do what? This is a down side to Linux.
There are so many way to do the same thing, I've gotten lost trying to get this
going. The man pages suggest some things, the diald-examples have something
different, and the diald HOW-TO is different again.
>>> Once I get diald working, I can leave the 486 running, and both
>> my Daughter and myself can just surf the web from our own PC's
>> when we want.
>you'll want to tighten up <...>/lib/diald/standard.filter then, or
>you'll find the 'net being brought up and down at random.
I'll worry about that after I get diald working. One step at a time.
I need a script that works with Eircom's free access, that is compatible with
diald and how I can run it on it's own for testing purposes.
Where should this script reside, and where do I tell diald how to use it?
Once I get something working, then I can work on tightening up the
standard.filter and such. I've also got some issues with ftp, telnet and such
I'll have to deal with. I'll leave those for later.
Also, will there be any changes needed when I get an ISDN line installed?
I'll send a copy of this to my Home E-Mail address so I can work from there in
>> John Gay
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