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I was trying to connect to the internet through an external serial modem using SUSE 8.0. The connection seemed to work at first but then I got errors "could not find ppp0 interface" "the pppd died unexpectedly:" exit status 2 Earlier there was a message that said "invalid option 'passwdfd'" I am also using kppp. Does anybody have any ideas on how I can fix this or what an exit status 2 is from pppd? Thanks...

  1. #1

    Default Another kppp problem - exit status 2

    I was trying to connect to the internet through an external serial modem
    using SUSE 8.0.

    The connection seemed to work at first but then I got errors

    "could not find ppp0 interface"
    "the pppd died unexpectedly:"
    exit status 2

    Earlier there was a message that said

    "invalid option 'passwdfd'"

    I am also using kppp.

    Does anybody have any ideas on how I can fix this or what an exit status
    2 is from pppd?

    Thanks

    Ed Guest

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    Default Re: Another kppp problem - exit status 2

    Hello

    Ed Kessinger (<ibm.com>) wrote:
     

    According to the pppd man page (man pppd), it means:

    | An error was detected in processing the options given, such as two
    | mutually exclusive options being used.

    what probably is caused by your invalid option "passdfd". Maybe you
    should check your ppp options file, your kppp options or whatever tells
    your pppd to use that option.

    best regards
    Andreas Janssen

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    Andreas Guest

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    Default Re: Another kppp problem - exit status 2

    Ed Kessinger <ibm.com> wrote: 
     
     

    Sounds like you forgot to load the driver, which is rather strange!
    Show us that you did.
     

    Well, that would be a consequence.
     
     
     

    Then I certainly wouldn't use it! Get rid of it.
     

    Fine. "Also" apart from what?
     

    Sure - it's a 2 return value on program exit. What do you suppose?

    If you are interested in what could cause it, scan the code or read the
    logs to locate the exit point.

    Why aren't you reading the logs anyway? You need to run with option
    "debug" and divert the pppd messages to an appropriate file via syslogd.

    I would personally imagine that the log will show the other side using
    a compression method that you do not have. You should counter by
    specifying no compression to pppd.

    Peter
    Peter Guest

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    Default Re: Another kppp problem - exit status 2

    Using grep I was able to find file "passwordfd.so" in
    /usr/lib/pppd/2.4.1. I looked in /etc first, but didn't find any file
    with "passwordfd" in it. I tried /usr and found it.

    It seems as if it is a plugin to pppd. It must have been added when I
    did the automatic software update for security patches.

    This directory was not in my $PATH. I included the directory in my $PATH
    and was then able to connect and stay connected.




    Ed Kessinger wrote:
     

    Edward Guest

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