Making a dial-up PPP connection to the University of Delaware

  1. Make sure you have PPP support compiled into your kernel
  2. Save the options, secrets, and uofd-pap files (listed below) into your /etc/ppp directory
  3. In the options & pap-secrets file, replace each instance of USERNAME_HERE with your udel.edu user name, and PASSWORD_HERE with your udel.edu password
  4. In the options file, change the /dev/ttyS0 device name to the device name of your modem
  5. To make your connection, execute /usr/sbin/pppd as a priveleged user
  6. to end your PPP session, kill pppd

You can also find good tips on automating your PPP connections in the Chapter 18 of the PPP-HOWTO

  • options
/dev/ttyS0
updetach
lock
remotename uofd
user USERNAME_HERE
connect "/usr/sbin/chat -v -f /etc/ppp/uofd-pap"
115200
mru 1500
mtu 1500
crtscts 
defaultroute
modem 
netmask 255.255.255.0
noipdefault
asyncmap 0
  • secrets
# Secrets for authentication using PAP
# Client	Server	Secret	IP Address
# (User)	
USERNAME_HERE	uofd	PASSWORD_HERE
  • uofd-pap
ABORT BUSY
ABORT "NO CARRIER"
ABORT ERROR
ABORT "NO DIALTONE"
TIMEOUT 10
"" "ATZ"
"OK" "\d\dATDT8310100"
TIMEOUT 90
"CONNECT" ""
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