[ILUG] KPPP and Authentication
kenn at research.wombat.ie
Wed Nov 10 00:13:55 GMT 1999
On Tue, Nov 09, 1999 at 10:31:46PM +0000, Tom Mackey wrote:
> I can connect to IOL using "ifup ppp0" so I know that my chat scripts are OK.
> However I am now having trouble in configuring the KDE dialler KPPP. Despite
> using the same "send & expect" strings my log window shows the process falling
> over after IOL send "Password" . The error is "authentication failure". I have
> tried all the options in authentication ie "script, terminal, Pap and chap".
> After the "authentication failure" IOl's server asks again for login and at
> that stage KPPP sends my password!! Any idea why it does not send it the
> first time?? The joys of a point and click set-up!! Does anyone know what
> files KPP sets up so that I can edit them directly?
> Tom Mackey
IOL doesn't use PAP or CHAP. After sending your username and password
in response to the login: and password: prompts, my chat script waits
for protocol: (well, 'otocol:' actually...) and sends ppp. Then
pppd takes over and starts the protocol negotiation stuff.
I know nothing about KPPP, but it sounds like the 'script' authentication
option is the way to go. Just make sure that the chat script responds
to the protocol: prompt. It sounds like your KPPP is out of sync with the
Hope this helps a bit,
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