PPP configuration

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Apr 7 04:14:58 PDT 2006

On Fri, 2006-04-07 at 17:09 +0600, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:

> 2) Your comments exactly apply to the rp-pppoe and wvdial packages. They store 
> the password in /etc/ppp/{pap,chap}-secrets, because there is no other way to 
> tell the password to pppd <= 2.4.1. So my instructions are not worse in this 
> aspect :)

Thank you for your kind and courteous response to my less than
supporting stand on your idea. I wasn't sure how you would take it.
Anyway, in reference to #2 above, there is a saying in America (not
sure if it goes outside this country):

Two wrongs don't make a right.

(some would then say, "yes, but three lefts do!")

> There is indeed a way to ask the user for the password every time with ppp >= 
> 2.4.2, see below.
> I will add this to the Wiki if you think this is OK.

I think anything we can do to show users how to do dialup without
embedded passwords is a *very* good thing.


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[GNU C Library stable release version 2.3.6] [Linux i686]
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