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Old 06-03-2005, 05:17 AM   #1
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pppd errors out with exit status 17

When I use kppp to connect to the net, I get an error message indicating pppd exited with error number 17. The pppd manpage says the problem is that a serial loopback was detected. I googled a lot and could not find any solutions to this problem. Could anyone help me identify what the problem is and how to fix it? My ISP is vsnl in India. I use Fedora Core 3 and pppd version is 2.4.2.
Old 06-06-2005, 01:39 AM   #2
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I was able to solve the problem by mentioning 'nomagic' as argument to pppd. This will ignore loopback related errors.


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