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Old 07-31-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
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unautomate PPP chat script

I've been trying to gather all the appropriate information to connect to my dial-up Internet account, and I'm missing one thing.

I am using pppsetup to configure the account. I am at the point where I enter my username and password in the chat script (My ISP doesn't use PAP, CHAP, or callback). I was not able to obtain the information about the phrases the script is supposed to listen for.

Is there any way to print what the script is asking for and enter it on the command line?

Also, is there a good way to ask for this information from my ISP? The tech support person was not able to give me this information because he was "unable to assist me with programing techniques." (I asked "what phrase does the script use to ask for the username/password")

Or if you could supply me with typical ISP words that are listened for that would be helpful too.
Old 07-31-2005, 06:04 PM   #2
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If you look at, there is one possible solution. Edit your /etc/ppp/options to give you better error messages with kdebug.
I hope this helps, I have no more modem and am logged in in Windows right now :/
Old 08-01-2005, 01:13 PM   #3
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I'll check into my options file.

At first I was curious about what a page about "When does Sarge stable come" have to do with ppp configuration(I thought the website translator had acted funny), but then I reread you post

what's kdebug? Does it have something to do with KDE, because I don't have it installed?

A lot of Linux web site are in German. I'm begining to think that it may be something to learn... or find a good website translator
Old 08-03-2005, 01:24 PM   #4
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uncommenting debug didn't do anything.
the script still gives only the "connect script failed" error."


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