I am trying to connect my Windows 2000 pc to a Redhat linux 7.2 in a
way that Win2000 is client and Linux as the server, I used a direct
cable connection.
connecting to linux with with terminal emulation was OK. but what I
need is to connect using PPP
I've compiled mgetty with Auto_PPP enabled:
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downloaded mgetty-1.1.28 source RPM
changed line 110 of mgetty makefile to:
CFLAGS=-O2 -Wall -pipe -DAUTO_PPP

compiled mgetty with the command
rpm -bc mgetty.spec
upgrade mgetty using package manager
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Win2000 DUN connection is setup as follow:
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Type of dialup server: PPP:Windows 95/98/NT4/2000,Internet
Security option: Allow unsecured password
PPP setting:Enable LCP extensions I tried to disable also
Enable software compression I tried to disable also
disable negotiate multilink

when connecting I entered username: root password:root_password
the connection will time out and give the following error:
Error 777: the connection attemp failed because the modem on the
remote computer is out of order.
And it will never connect
but I have found a way to connect as
-choosing to ENABLE show terminal window
-logon with my root user_name and password in the terminal windows
-start ppp manualy by issuing the command (pppd)
-closing the connection
-DISABLING show terminal window
-connect again
-now the connection will authnicate and the connection is established
instantly

what I need is to be able connect directly with out the need to start
ppp manualy.
I have read through so many postings for three weeks but I have found
some clews but no one worked for me.

here excerpts from the log files and the optoins files

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log/mgetty.log.ttyS0
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06/23 01:09:37 yS0 mgetty: experimental test release 1.1.28-Jan10
06/23 01:09:37 yS0 mgetty.c compiled at Jun 20 2003, 14:43:19
06/23 01:09:37 yS0 user id: 0, parent pid: 1
06/23 01:09:37 yS0 reading configuration data for port 'ttyS0'
06/23 01:09:37 yS0 reading /etc/mgetty+sendfax/mgetty.config...
..
..
..
06/23 01:09:39 yS0 waiting...
06/23 01:09:39 yS0 checking lockfiles, locking the line
06/23 01:09:39 yS0 makelock(ttyS0) called
06/23 01:09:39 yS0 do_makelock: lock='/var/lock/LCK..ttyS0'
06/23 01:09:39 yS0 lock made
06/23 01:09:39 yS0 waiting for line to clear (VTIME), read: CLIENT
06/23 01:09:40 yS0 utmp + wtmp entry made
06/23 01:09:40 yS0 tio_set_flow_control( HARD )
06/23 01:09:40 yS0 print welcome banner (/etc/issue)
06/23 01:09:40 yS0 getlogname (AUTO_PPP), read:[0d]
06/23 01:09:40 yS0 input finished with '\r', setting ICRNL ONLCR
06/23 01:09:40 yS0 tio_set_flow_control( HARD )
06/23 01:09:40 yS0 print welcome banner (/etc/issue)
06/23 01:09:40 yS0 getlogname (AUTO_PPP),
read:CLIENTCLIENTCLIENTCLIENTCLIENTCLIENT
06/23 01:13:40 yS0 getlogname: timeout[15]
06/23 01:13:40 yS0 getlogname (AUTO_PPP), read:
06/23 01:14:40 yS0 getlogname: timeout
06/23 01:14:43 ##### failed dev=ttyS0, pid=6017, login time out
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log/messages
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..
..
..
Jun 23 01:08:32 localhost mgetty[6013]: data dev=ttyS0, pid=6013,
caller='none', conn='DIRECT', name='', cmd='/bin/login',
user='CLIENTCLIENTCLIENT'
Jun 23 01:14:43 localhost mgetty[6017]: failed dev=ttyS0, pid=6017,
login time out
Jun 23 01:37:25 localhost xinetd[6109]: warning: can't get client
address: Transport endpoint is not connected
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ppp.log
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..
..
..
Jun 23 01:30:22 localhost gnome-name-server[6033]: server_is_alive:
cnx[IDL:GNOME/Terminal/TerminalFactory:1.0] = 0x80562f0
Jun 23 01:37:25 localhost xinetd[6109]: warning: can't get client
address: Transport endpoint is not connected
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mgetty+sendfax/login.config
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#U* uucp @ /usr/lib/uucp/uucico -l -u @

#/FIDO/ uucp fido /usr/local/lib/fnet/ifcico @

/AutoPPP/ - - /usr/sbin/pppd

* - - /bin/login @
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ppp/options
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lock
auth
-chap
+pap
login
debug
ms-dns 190.120.192.40
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ppp/options.ttyS0
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local
connect 'chat -v -f /etc/ppp/scripts/winclient.chat'
190.120.192.3:190.120.192.46
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ppp/scripts/winclient.chat
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TIMEOUT 360
CLIENT CLIENTSERVER\c
======================

ppp/pap-secrets
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# 13941394 is the root password
# client server secret IP addresses
* * 13941394 190.120.192.46
==========================5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5

etc/inittab
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..
..
..
# Run mgetty
d1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mgetty -r -D -x 5 /dev/ttyS0 -s 115200
..
..
..
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