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Old 12-10-2003, 08:58 AM   #1
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Question SBC Yahoo Dial

Yeah, so I'm a complete newbie.

I can't get ppp to cooperate with my SBC Yahoo Dial account. I tried all of the pap/chap/ms-chap selections and it dialed up and then spat on me with each of them. Suggestions would be most appreciated.
Old 12-10-2003, 10:44 AM   #2
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Use minicomm to dial in to your isp manually, and see what comes up. You can try to make a chat script afterwards to dial in after you know what's going on. You also need the ip of their dns server, ask them for it or search for it.
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try using kppp - it is very easy to use and is stable. I have used it before for an sbc dialup acct. it is part of KDE so you may have it already [type kppp in a terminal to see].

[all found on - click on "help" top right]
Access numbers for VA:

DNS [take your pick any should work or call thm to get the ones nearest you:
Little Rock - AR
Oklahoma City - OK
St. Louis - MO

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Old 01-02-2004, 10:39 PM   #4
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I was able to use kppp, wvdial, and Slack netconfig to establish a connection.
You sometimes need to add the DNS servers manually to get a connection to work.
Are you really using Zipslack?
I had to change the default modem string in Slackware before I could make a connection.
The SBC dial connection with Linux should be similar to making a manual Windows DUN connection.


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