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Re: [vox] No Chat Script Needed
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Re: [vox] No Chat Script Needed

there are 3 major ways of connecting to a ppp server: chat, pap and

pap and (i think) chap are the most convenient; they're a protocol,
rather than a script.  whereas a script requires you to know what
strings will be given and the proper responses, ie-

if you receive "ogin: " type "me"
if you don't "ogin: " within 10 seconds, time out.
if you receive "assword: " type "secret"

a protocol means that the system already knows what strings the ppp
server will be passing, and what the replies are to those strings.
there's no guesswork.

you better have had to give your password somewhere, otherwise something
really goofy is happening like ESP.   :-)


begin Robert G. Scofield <rscofield@afes.com> 
> It's Christmas day, and since the geeks are all asleep and the vox volume is 
> on "low" I will take over this list.
> Even though I'm a recent covert to Mandrake/KDE I had an interesting 
> experience setting up a PPP connection in RedHat 7.2 the other day.  There 
> was a network configuration wizard for the RedHat PPP dialer.  I typed in my 
> ISP's phone number and DNS numbers but there wasn't a place for me to write a 
> chat script like there is for the KPPP dialer.  So I went to Linuxconf, and 
> Linuxconf didn't have a place for a chat script like it used to.  So 
> frustrated, all I could do is connect, and Presto! the web browser worked.  
> So it looks to me like RedHat 7.2 is just as easy as Windows in setting up an 
> internet connection.  You don't need to write a chat   script.
> Bob
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