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Old 01-16-2003, 02:58 PM   #1
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Dialup and Special Characters


I have a dialup that requires the special character '@' in the login name, unfortunately Linux does not like this. Is it possible to force the insertion of '@' in the username, or am I stuck?

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Old 01-16-2003, 03:08 PM   #2
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What do you mean it does not like it ? What kind of errors are you getting ? If its some sort of authentication error, its probably not on your end but your ISP's end. Have you checked out what kind of talk script they require, like with CHAP or PAP when dialing in ?
 
Old 01-16-2003, 04:06 PM   #3
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When dialing up I use PAP, that is my ISPs preferred method.

When looking at the logs, it attempts to login several times before giving up.

Its not a problem with my ISP because I can run terminal and login fine.

It is my belief that the script changes the variable data 'username' in some fashion, because there is a special character '@' inside the name. That is why it is a problem with linux, since it cannot handle the special character, it does something that makes the login name invalid.

That is my theory at any rate.

I don't know script all that well, and I had the idea that if I placed quotes on both sides of the assignment, I could force it to recognize @ without a problem, but that does not seem to work.

If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

Brian.
 
Old 01-16-2003, 04:11 PM   #4
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Well if it works in a terminal what program are you using now to dial up with ? Clearly by it dialing thru a terminal shows its not a problem with Linux specifically but maybe the program your using to dial with and connect with ??
 
Old 01-16-2003, 04:14 PM   #5
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I have used Kinternet, Kppp, hmm...I will try wvdial in a moment. I also had problems with 'Floppyfw' its a firewall/nat box distro that would fail to authorize as well.

I will try wvdial now.
 
Old 01-16-2003, 04:19 PM   #6
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wvdial worked, for whatever reason. I barely know what the hell I am doing apparently, but its connected.

Now I just have to figure out how to share the internet connection.
 
Old 01-16-2003, 04:26 PM   #7
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http://blacksun.box.sk/tutorials.php?id=57 might help.
You should also read some IpTables tutorials.
BTW, i use WvDial too, and i also have to use a @ in my login name, and WvDial works fine. I just tried KPPP, out of curiosity when reading your post, and KPPP works fine too. Are you sure you configured the authentication method correctly?
HTH
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Old 01-16-2003, 04:31 PM   #8
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At the moment, I don't know. I will email my ISP and ask them. I thought it was standard to use PAP, however.
 
  


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