Anyway, I just grabbed 2.0.36, and compiled it almost stock (I
used the "florian" patch, as I use egcs), not even doing the "make kernel"
for PPP 2.3.5.
Well, the machine would not stay connected for more than about 20
minutes this way, even after I put the pppd for 2.2.0f in place. The
modem would still be connected, but no data would transfer in either
direction. I could hang up the modem (power cycle), and it would see that
and redial, but almost immediately stop sending and receiving packets
after reconnecting. Rather irritating, to say the least.
Tonight, I did the "make kernel" for PPP 2.3.5, and hand copied
the ppp.c over (since the kernel one was newer, it didn't do it
automagically). I built a new kernel, and since bringing it up on this
new kernel, with PPP 2.3.5, it has been online ever since (almost 4 hours
as I type this).
I know this isn't truly a bug report, as I use EGCS (egcs-1.1
release) and the "florian" kernel patch, but though I would pass it along
anyway as a data point.
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