Managing Serial Networks Using UUCP and PPP in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

How to Obtain Debugging Information for Chat Scripts

Use the following procedure for obtaining debugging information from chat and suggestions for clearing common problems. For more information, refer to Common Chat Script Problems.

  1. Become an administrator on the dial-out machine.

    For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .

  2. Edit the /etc/ppp/peers/peer-name file for the peer to be called.
  3. Add –v as an argument to the chat command that is specified in connect option.
    connect "/usr/bin/chat -v -f /etc/ppp/chat-script-name"
  4. View chat script errors in the file /etc/ppp/connect-errors.

    The following is the main error that occurs with chat.

    Oct 31 08:57:13 deino chat[107294]: [ID 702911] expect (CONNECT)
    Oct 31 08:57:58 deino chat[107294]: [ID 702911] alarm
    Oct 31 08:57:58 deino chat[107294]: [ID 702911] Failed

    The example shows timeout while waiting for a (CONNECT)string. When chat fails, you get the following message from pppd:

    Connect script failed