David Blomberg dblomber at
Mon Dec 16 03:48:37 GMT 2002


	This is usua;;y just the normal dial tone delay.  What it is that some
phones have a longer dial delay before you can actually start dialing so
the timeout is set with enough time that your phone has time to respond
(dial ton) before the dialing starts.  If it is really annoying there
may be a way to shorten the time but it is usually autodetected during
the first set up based on how long your phone took to respond (your line
could have been slow that one day-who knows)  The best rule of thumb is
to leave it but 90 seconds is a bit long.

Start kpp and go to "setup" and check the "modem timeout" -- check this
for a very small setting (if it is set small it will cause the PC to
keep dropping and starting a new redial which could actually cause
longer connect time

I didn't find anything about setting delays so much kppp seems to be
driven by response of the line.  If changing the "modem Timeout to about
30 sec or more does not fix the problem-we may need to run some test to
make sure the settings went in correctly or test your modem (have you
tested it before with another OS and had better connection times?

"Modem Timeout

This is the time in seconds that kppp waits for the ``CONNECT'' response
from your modem after dialing into another modem (typically a modem of
your IPS's modem pool). I recommend a setting of about 30 seconds. "

David Blomberg
APS, CCNA, LCP, Linux+, RHCE, Server+
Nihon Libertec
dblomber at
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