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I have set up several Linux boxes as dialup servers. They seem to connect just fine, and I can ping the linux box from the windows box... for about 15 to 20 seconds. Then the pings start timing out and the windows box starts counting receive errors. Also, it dies immediately if I try to ping the windows box from the linux box.
Thanks, but the article only covers getting the link started, which I am able to do. My problem is keeping it going for longer than 20 or 30 seconds. The windows box gets logged in and starts pinging the linux box. It gets responses for the first 12 or 15 pings, then it misses one or two, gets one or two, then it never gets any more until I disconnect and reconnect. Then it starts all over again.
Something is happening after 12 or 15 seconds that buggers up the ppp link. All subsequent packets sent by the linux box to the windows box are counted as errors by the windows box, and no further packets are recieved from the windows box by the linux box.
Everything is hunky dory for about 15 seconds though.