kppp doesn't start pppd

Keith Harwood vitalmis at
Tue Nov 4 00:29:02 GMT 2003

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hgfelger suggested debug in /etc/ppp/options. This didn't help, but from his 
hint I did discover where the pppd messages are going, to daemon.log, under 
the control of syslog. Should I send them somewhere else for kppp to find?

There seems to be two problems.
   modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module ppp0
Quite right, there isn't one. Building linux with ppp support doesn't seem to 
create this module. I have tried having ppp support both built-in and as a 
module. As a module it creates ppp_async.o, ppp_deflate.o and ppp_generic.o.
What step have I missed out?

Second problem is
   pppd[226]: By default the remote system is required to authenticate itself
   pppd[226]: (because this system has a default route to the internet)
   pppd[226]: but I couldn't find any suitable secret (password) for it to use
              to do so.
I don't think there is one. This is not an ISP, it is a company I sometimes 
work for and I have to get through to my client's linux network in R&D via 
the MIS department. MIS provide instructions for connecting various Windows 
systems, but they aren't aware that there exists any software not written by 
MS or any computers that can't run i86 executables. (The words `Dead Loss' 
pop into mind for some reason.) Is there some way to turn this requirement 
off and if I do, do I have to fiddle with my existing network connections to 
make things work?

Keith Harwood.
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