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Old 01-06-2005, 10:39 PM   #1
lth
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Telus dialup - Canadian specific


I am posting this in case someone else has similar problems.
I had installed Suse 9.1 on a friends computer and there service provider was Telus (Alberta, Canada). All worked well. They went away for a couple of weeks during December and when they came back they could not log on to Telus (they use dialup). I tried a few things but nothing seemed to work. Watching the log as it dialed in, I could see that it kept sending and being rejected at the password. I deleted all the modem settings through Yast and reconfigured every thing as new, still no go. I then set up my account and password and tried logging in with my provider (995.ca). It logged on just fine.
So I kept poking around and finally checked "stupid mode" in the configuration setup. Logged on with no problem.
Two days later I get a phone call from another friend who had setup Suse 9.2 for someone else and he asked me if I might know why he could not log on to Telus (he had been called because of this). I laughed. I said I could solve the problem, but it would cost him big bucks ( I got lunch out of him). I explained what I went through. He checked "stupid mode" and his problem was solved.
Sometime in December Telus must have done something with their scripting to cause this problem to come up. I really don't think it was Suse's fault. Telus is very Microsoft Windows centric I believe. Any way I hope that this may help someone if this problems crops up again.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 07:58 PM   #2
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Stupid mode causes the dialup app to start pppd instead of trying to interpret prompts.

If you raise the debug level in you config you should see these prompts and could adjust your script to work.

Stupid mode works well most of the time. It also makes my cell phone connect in 5 seconds.

Sometimes you need a custom script to get a connection, but most isps work with the standard methods.

I use qssa when I use dialup.

It worked last time I was in Canada too.


qssa.net

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 01-08-2005 at 08:03 PM.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 12:54 AM   #3
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David;
How do I raise the debug level in my config so I can see the script?

Terry
 
Old 02-03-2005, 05:19 AM   #4
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add

debug

to the /etc/ppp/options file

You should see everything that's going on

or

Edit /etc/syslog.conf and add the lines

local2.* /var/log/messages
daemon.* /var/log/messages

killall -1 syslogd
tail -f /var/log/messages

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 02-03-2005 at 05:20 AM.
 
  


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