Originally Posted by parzec
Having some trouble with PPP -- the Tivo connects to my computer with a PPP session but gets hung up on negotiating. Have you had one work with PPP recently?
As far as I know, it's working -- it's not complaining about not being able to call the mothership. The device providing PPP service has to be able to route traffic for the tivo (i.e. NAT, internet connection sharing, etc.)
In my case, the router (cisco 1760) knows how to NAT traffic for anything -- anything leaving e0/0 gets NAT'd. There's a route for the PPP subnet (192.168.10.0/24) to the machine handling PPP (184.108.40.206 -- I never renumbered my internal network, sue me.) If in doubt, you are
a man-in-the-middle, so download wireshark and watch the packets.
I run pppd in passive mode meaning it sits idle waiting for traffic. When the tivo terminates it's connection, pppd resets and goes right back to waiting. Also set it to either not ask for any authentication, and/or accept anything that's presented.