rp-pppoe with usb modem
oneida at tpg.com.au
Thu Mar 31 22:30:30 UTC 2005
On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 17:41:37 +0100, William John Murray
<w.murray at rl.ac.uk> wrote:
>> On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 10:23:54 +0200, William John Murray
>> <w.murray at rl.ac.uk> wrote:
>> > Hi Shelagh,
>> > I found your conversation with FlashTux via google. Looks a lot
>> > mine.
>> > I think you got to 'timed-out connection' in the adsl-start
>> > script. I had this too. But /var/log/messages had lines like:
>> > Timeout waiting for PADO packets
>> > Do you have anything there?
>> > Bill
>> Yes indeed!
>> Where do I go from here?
> Well, thats odd. In my case it was because AOL were providing a very
> limited environment; just enough to allow their private tunnel to get
> I solved this by running ethereal under XP and then under Linux,
> comparing the opening of the connection. It turned out that from the IP
> provided by the ADSL connect (WW.XX.YY.ZZ) a UDP echange with WW.XX.YY.1
> port 7427 took place. This was a 1 packet submission followed by a 1
> packet return - the address of a different machine. Then a tunnel was
> opened to the new machine with some complex handshaking, but this was
> already included in the 'penggy' package.
> So I have made a private version of penggy which does the UDP lookup
> and then opens the tunnel.
> Anyway, the point is most users seem not to need all this. Not sure
> why. So I guess the problem in your case will be different, (not AOL)
> but maybe you need to establish some sort of extra tunnel too?
> How did you know which ppp mode to use?
Oh no! You mean there are more than one modes for pppd? Sigh! This is what
I love and hate about Linux. There are so many challenges. Everyday I
learn something new, but everything is a major effort in reading alien
concepts that I get dizzy sometimes. I'm seriously thinking of buying an
ethernet adsl modem.
When you mentioned the PADO timeout problem. I googled it and found that
people who have it get to the post where they tell the secret of how to
fix it and the posts stop. I'm not technically minded enough to work it
out for myself.
OK, I'll read up on pppd and see if that nets some insight.
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