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Old 12-15-2002, 07:29 AM   #1
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connection problems

Hi people

Yesterday i created three normal accounts (slackware) . I was trying to configure kppp on these accounts , and managed to connect just once in all three , after that, i got error messages ( even as root ) saying that my autentication failed (error 16 ,19 mostly) and to check my username and password.
One thing i forgot to tell you is that i`m trying to acess the internet under one single web account that my folks have made a year ago, so basically , all linux accounts have kppp configured with the same username and passwd.
well i read something about on man pppd too :

Authentication is the process whereby one peer convinces
the other of its identity. This involves the first peer
sending its name to the other, together with some kind of
secret information which could only come from the genuine
authorized user of that name. In such an exchange, we
will call the first peer the "client" and the other the
"server". The client has a name by which it identifies
itself to the server, and the server also has a name by
which it identifies itself to the client. Generally the
genuine client shares some secret (or password) with the
server, and authenticates itself by proving that it knows
that secret. Very often, the names used for authentica-
tion correspond to the internet hostnames of the peers,
but this is not essential.``

1 Can this be the problem ? (are these ``clients`` sending different information to the server ? altough i intended them (information) to be the same ?)
2 Why i got conected at first ?
3 Is there a way to do this ( enable several accounts to log on to network with the same ``username`` and ``password`` ? (not at once of course).

would really apreciate any help

I have done a fresh install and the situation i described above is no longer happenning ( i only have root account now ) and i can connect with kppp again, but i`m afraid of screwing things up again.

Old 12-15-2002, 11:00 AM   #2
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The first thing that comes to my mind is a problem I had when starting out.

PAP, CHAP, or Script for login? I picked the wrong one and had all kinds of problems. If one doesn't work try the others and see what happens.
Old 12-15-2002, 02:24 PM   #3
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thanks but PAP is a print job stuff , isn't it ? CHAP never heard about .
I really just want to know if i can use the same web account for different users . i know this is possible but i can't make it work . Is it illegal to do anyways ? please i need to know if this is possible or doable, cause it's kind of expensive having an account for everybody ;-) . i really need your help .
Old 12-15-2002, 06:17 PM   #4
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what's in your pap-secrets file

adding debug to your options file will help you figure out what's wrong
Old 12-15-2002, 07:59 PM   #5
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my pap-secrets file has the correct username and password ;

/etc/ppp/options :
# Increase debugging level (same as -d). If this option is given, pppd
# will log the contents of all control packets sent or received in a
# readable form. The packets are logged through syslog with facility
# daemon and level debug. This information can be directed to a file by
# setting up /etc/syslog.conf appropriately (see syslog.conf(5)). (If
# pppd is compiled with extra debugging enabled, it will log messages
# using facility local2 instead of daemon).
# Enable debugging code in the kernel-level PPP driver. The argument n
# is a number which is the sum of the following values: 1 to enable
# general debug messages, 2 to request that the contents of received
# packets be printed, and 4 to request that the contents of transmitted
# packets be printed.
#kdebug n

this is what i found on debug

BTW i just made a new account and so far it worked fine (kppp) , altough i haven't change anything.


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