Weird PPP trouble

David C. Snyder dsnyder at
Thu Jan 18 00:47:11 EST 1996


Joe Knapka wrote:
>  Maybe someone can shed light on the strange behavior I am
>  experiencing with PPP. The symptom is that sometimes
>  after pppd is killed, nothing can subsequently open the
>  serial port it used -- unless the open call is
>  non-blocking, in which case everything works fine.

It sounds like you left out "modem" in your /etc/ppp/options file.
See the man page for pppd for more info.

-- David
   dsnyder at

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