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Old 10-06-2002, 01:37 PM   #1
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Unhappy Weird ISP problem: expect (#)

Hi all,

I have succesfully connected to two different ISP's using wvdial and kppp. Now I am trying a third and I run into an error i have not seen documented. It occurs after successful password has been entered:


What is it looking for? What number? Any help would be appreciated!

Steve Weppner

The ISP is (with lousy customer service).

I am using a v92 ham modem on redhat 7.3

Here is wvdial session:
[root@localhost root]# wvdial Surf
--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.41
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
--> Modem initialized.
--> Sending: ATDT T8270117,,,
--> Waiting for carrier.
ATDT T8270117,,,
--> Carrier detected. Waiting for prompt.
--> Looks like a login prompt.
--> Sending:
--> Looks like a password prompt.
--> Sending: (password)
Entering PPP Session.
IP address is
MTU is 1500.
--> Looks like a welcome message.
--> Starting pppd at Sun Oct 6 11:55:45 2002
--> PPP daemon has died! (exit code = 8)
--> Disconnecting at Sun Oct 6 11:56:16 2002
--> Auto Reconnect will be attempted in 5 seconds
--> pppd error! Look at files in /var/log for an explanation.

Here is messages file:
Oct 6 11:55:46 localhost kernel: CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California
Oct 6 11:55:46 localhost kernel: PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
Oct 6 11:55:46 localhost pppd[1536]: pppd 2.4.1 started by root, uid 0
Oct 6 11:55:46 localhost chat[1538]: timeout set to 30 seconds
Oct 6 11:55:46 localhost chat[1538]: expect (#)
Oct 6 11:56:16 localhost chat[1538]: alarm
Oct 6 11:56:16 localhost chat[1538]: Failed
Oct 6 11:56:16 localhost pppd[1536]: Connect script failed
Oct 6 11:56:16 localhost pppd[1536]: Exit.


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