Parul Mathur wrote on Thursday, October 25, 2001
PCQ has the following advice:
(Do all this as root.)
which /usr/bin/kppp is a symbolic link to
and the actual binary is /usr/sbin/kppp.)
First of all, Parul, thanks for the clipping of the article from
PCQ. I'll try it out today. And I'm also sorry for replying so
Any way, as few of us might remember that Parul and I had similar
problem with pppd with exit error code 17. I think I've found the
reason, as to why this happens. In all probability the ISP's ppp
server is too slow to startup or it's heavily loaded with
connection request.So when the pppd sends the link configuring
packets they just get bounced from the remote modem, thereby
giving a *serial loopback*. My ISP is roltanet and sometimes it's
even worse than a connection to Caltiger. So this is what I and
one of my friends believe. If someone on the list can confirm
this, it'd be really good as far as the concepts of these things
One easy soln. will be to slow down the speed at which pppd
initially connects to the ISP, which we generally set to 57600.
Setting this to some lower speeds helped me to connect to my ISP.
However, I think there has to be some better soln. which we can
set in /etc/ppp/options or something similar. It'll take some
time to find out this.
Thanks for tolerating a long mail.