Re: Linux-2.0.25 and 2.1.8

Alain Knaff (
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 07:00:27 +0100

>Linus Torvalds <> wrote:
>> The 2.1.8 release is more "interesting", and the big thing here is the
>> new IPv6 code together with quite a number of cleanups for IPv4 (TCP
>> retransmissions are really done by TCP, not by the IP layer like they
>> used to be done). Thanks to Pedro for all the work on this.
>It blew up ppp for me. It seems the strings returned from the chat
>script were garbled, resulting in ppp not knowing it was connected.
>Going back to 2.1.6 cured the problem without making any changes to the
>ppp binary or config files. Here is an exerpt of an NORMAL, successful
>ppp connect under 2.1.6:

Starting from 2.1.8, I noticed a similar problem. It went away after
doing setserial /dev/modem uart 16550 . For some reason, the default,
16450, seems to no longer work with more powerful uart's.