ISP fails to provide IP-address (IPCP fails)
I'm having trouble connecting to my ISP.
Everything seems OK until negotiation of the IP addresses.
Authentication and the LCP-phase run OK, but then I get:
> sent [IPCP ConfReq id=0x1 <addr 0.0.0.0>]
> rcvd [IPCP ConfNak id=0x1 <ms-dns1 10.11.12.13> <ms-dns3 10.11.12.14>
> <ms-wins 10.11.12.13> <ms-wins 10.11.12.14>]
> sent [IPCP ConfReq id=0x2 <addr 0.0.0.0>]
> last message repeated 9 times
> IPCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
> sent [LCP TermReq id=0x2 "No network protocols running"]
> sent [LCP TermReq id=0x3 "No network protocols running"]
> Connection terminated.
> Modem hangup
So, the ISP refuses to give my machine an IP address. The DNS are not
correct as well, as the documentation provided by the ISP suggests. I
don't care about WINS.
Is this a bug in the ISP's implementation of PPP? Is there a way to
ppp send an appropriate response (aka IPCP ConfAck) without having
negotiated either a local or remote IP-address? (A plugin maybe?)
I'm seeing this with ppp-2.4.4 on a machine running linux-188.8.131.52.
ISP is a German phone company for mobile communication, e-plus. Don't
even think about contacting their support.)
It is pretty frustrating and I'd appreciate any pointers.
Re: ISP fails to provide IP-address (IPCP fails)
I don't know why, but using wvdial instead of starting pppd directly
solved the problem.
Here's a quick blurb about how it finally worked: