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Re: Fwd: pppd does not persist enough, gives up after 10 attempts

At 03:51 3/9/2004, you wrote:
Saw this one before Rodolfo, but was hesitant to answer because I only know one work-around.

IF wvdial can handle ISDN (I think it can), you might want to try the reverse of what pppd does (i.e. call chat script), and use wvdial instead.

Someone else just suggested fixing the "maxfail" parameter, which as a default will stop trying after 10 failed connections. This looks to be exactly my problem, but for some reason I had missed that parameter in the man page. Setting "maxfail 0" as an option should tell it to redial forever.

I don't know if wvdial can handle *internal* ISDN adapters. Mine, however, is external through a serial cable and handled through Hayes AT commands, so wvdial absolutely refuses to accept that the modem connects without the long analog handshake procedure and sits there. I've tried it several times and failed, always being forced to revert to pppd.


Rodolfo J. Paiz
rpaiz simpaticus com

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