pls help KPPP connect w/o username

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Chumpmeister, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. Chumpmeister

    Chumpmeister Guest

    I wonder if anyone can help??.. I've tried everything I can think of.

    I'm trying to get KPPP to connect to a dial-up ISP without passing
    username & password... essentially emulating what I can do in Windows
    Dial-up networking.

    I've tried everything, but PAP or CHAP won't even let me try without a
    username.

    It works fine in Windows DUN... I simply leave the username & password
    empty, set the phone number and off I go.

    Any help to get my beloved Linux system going would be greatly
    appreciated.

    PS. It's not a KPPP/port issue, as I can connect to a different ISP
    using a username/password.
     
    Chumpmeister, Oct 18, 2003
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  2. Well, it all sounds strange to me, but you can *try*

    username ""

    and

    "" * ""

    in /etc/ppp/chap-secrets.

    But why would the peer want to use CHAP at all if you can actually
    call in and get a viable PPP link without any user identification or
    authentication? An ISP that doesn't require authentication is not an
    ISP in my book. Anyone that has the ISP's phone number could call in
    and use it, which doesn't make sense in a free-enterprise society.

    Good Luck.
     
    Clifford Kite, Oct 18, 2003
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  3. Rats. Sorry, that should be

    user ""
     
    Clifford Kite, Oct 18, 2003
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