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Stealth Squadron wrote in a message to Mike Bilow:

 SS> a cry for help, comingto you from the "Gates" half of my
 SS> machine have followed various instructions for logging on
 SS> with a modem...never seem to come even close...nothing ever
 SS> seems to jump

 SS> now have Red Hat 5.1 loadedand running
 SS> have Diamond SupraSonic II modem
 SS> ISP Netcom

 SS> ideas????

Netcom has a very unusual practice of requiring that your user name be prefixed
with a "#" character when logging in using PPP.  This is a holdover from their
proprietary Netcruiser software, which used CSLIP.  In other words, logging in
as user "angus49" will get you CSLIP, so you must log in as user "#angus49" to
get standard PPP.

I don't know anything about your particular modem, either, so make sure it is
not a "winmodem" that only works under Windows.
-- Mike

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