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Distribution: RHL9.0 I have configured my wvdial.conf as follows: ........................................ [Dialer Defaults] Init2 = ATB40&J3 Baud = 115200 Init1 = AT&F ISDN = 0 Modem = /dev/ttyS0 Phone = 172225 ...
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  1. #1
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    Problem with wvdial


    Distribution: RHL9.0
    I have configured my wvdial.conf as follows:
    ........................................
    [Dialer Defaults]
    Init2 = ATB40&J3
    Baud = 115200
    Init1 = AT&F
    ISDN = 0
    Modem = /dev/ttyS0
    Phone = 172225
    Modem Name = ZyXEL omni.net PLUS DSS1: V 4.27
    Username = xxx
    Password = xxx
    Modem Type = ISDN Terminal Adapter
    ..............................................

    But while dialing its shows like this...

    .................................................. ......
    CONNECT 115200/PPP 64000/NONE
    --> Carrier detected. Waiting for prompt.
    ~[7f]}#@!}!(} }8}!}$}%t}"}&} } } } }#}$@#}%}&}'^,a!}3~
    --> PPP negotiation detected.
    --> Starting pppd at Sat Dec 18 13:53:34 2004
    --> pid of pppd: 1615
    --> Disconnecting at Sat Dec 18 13:53:36 2004
    --> The PPP daemon has died: Fatal pppd error (exit code = 1)
    --> man pppd explains pppd error codes in more detail.
    --> Try again and look into /var/log/messages and the wvdial and pppd man pages for more information.
    --> Auto Reconnect will be attempted in 5 seconds
    .................................................. ..............................

    wHAT will be the problem????

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    Re: Problem with wvdial

    Quote Originally Posted by shamjith
    Distribution: RHL9.0
    I have configured my wvdial.conf as follows:
    ........................................
    [Dialer Defaults]
    Init2 = ATB40&J3
    Baud = 115200
    Init1 = AT&F
    ISDN = 0
    Modem = /dev/ttyS0
    Phone = 172225
    Modem Name = ZyXEL omni.net PLUS DSS1: V 4.27
    Username = xxx
    Password = xxx
    Modem Type = ISDN Terminal Adapter
    ..............................................

    But while dialing its shows like this...

    .................................................. ......
    CONNECT 115200/PPP 64000/NONE
    --> Carrier detected. Waiting for prompt.
    ~[7f]}#@!}!(} }8}!}$}%t}"}&} } } } }#}$@#}%}&}'^,a!}3~
    --> PPP negotiation detected.
    --> Starting pppd at Sat Dec 18 13:53:34 2004
    --> pid of pppd: 1615
    --> Disconnecting at Sat Dec 18 13:53:36 2004
    --> The PPP daemon has died: Fatal pppd error (exit code = 1)
    --> man pppd explains pppd error codes in more detail.

    --> Try again and look into /var/log/messages and the wvdial and pppd man pages for more information.
    --> Auto Reconnect will be attempted in 5 seconds
    .................................................. ..............................

    wHAT will be the problem????

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    Oops, I voted wrong. Wvdial is not so secure. /etc/wvdial.conf is required to be readable by non root, meaning other users could potentially view your username and password.

    I don't think your problem is with wvdial, it seems to do everything just fine. It dies when it passes control to pppd, and pppd dies, causing wvdial to die. Dunno if I'm right though, there's a number of things that could cause the problem. I think the best thing to do would be to download and compile the newest versions of wvdial and pppd and see if it still happens.

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