[ILUG] Eircom Flatrate Anytime pppd question
Ciaran Mac Lochlainn
ciaran17 at eircom.net
Fri Oct 22 19:16:23 IST 2004
Conor Daly wrote:
>On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 04:02:47PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
>Garreth McDaid thought:
>>>Try setting Stupid Mode in your wvdial.conf. You'll probably have to
>>>wait 30 seconds or so until wvdial gets fed up waiting for a prompt from
>>>Eircom and just sends the username and password.
>>>Things may have changed since I switched to ADSL, but those settings
>>>used to work.
>>That doesn't appear to be the problem. It seems the 1892 pay-as-you-go
>>service doesn't require any username or password, so it probably doesn't
>>issue a login prompt. The flatrate service does issue a login prompt, which
>>wvdial doesn't understand. I need to find out what the prompt is so that I
>>can config wvdial to expect it. All I can get out of a terminal is "Welcome
>>to eircom !", which isn't it.
>I think that is it. Start up minicom, dial the subscrption number and
>watch what you get. When you get the 'welcome' message, enter your login
>and password and see do you get the ppp gibberish. If not, try enetring
>'ppp' as well. I'm not sure how to configure wvdial for prompts but my
>chat script uses the "Welcome to eircom" message as its login prompt.
I'm pretty sure that is it, it definitely rings a bell with me. Our
proxy server in work was set up to wait for 'eircom' as the login
prompt. There is no password prompt at all - you just send the passwd
on the line after the login. IIRC, you don't need to enter 'ppp' but I
could be mistaken about that.
Oh and, unless they've changed it, an analogue dialup account won't work
from an ISDN line. I understand that's a deliberate policy - you'll
need an ISDN dialup account.
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