XXXX@XXXXX.COM (hugo vanwoerkom) writes:
Four failures at 30 seconds is a 2 minute outage -- that's a really
long time, and I don't think it can be accounted for by any "normal"
modem problem. If you're seeing such a failure to respond to LCP
Echo-Request messages, then one of two things would seem to be true:
- The ISP really does have such failures. They simply go dead
without *** up the phone. The link is completely
useless, and pppd is doing the right thing by tearing it
down. Use the "persist" option if you'd like pppd to try
- The ISP has some sort of bug that prevents it from
responding to LCP Echo-Request correctly, but the link is
otherwise still usable for IP. I doubt that this is really
the case, but I suppose anything is possible.
To test this, try removing the lcp-echo-failure option, but leave
lcp-echo-interval in place. Run pppd with debug, and once the link
stops responding to LCP Echo-Request, see if IP still works. If it
does, then the latter (albeit unlikely) case is true. Otherwise, it's
I wouldn't say "never" -- just very unlikely.
James Carlson, Solaris Networking < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
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