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Old 30th December 2009
J65nko J65nko is offline
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Budel - the Netherlands
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You can try the step by step interactive approach described in the excellent ppp(8) man page and

If you recently changed the password keep the following in mind.

Remember that ppp passes things through sh. If you password or username contains characters with special meaning for the shell like quotes, redirection symbols etc, you should escape them properly . See sh(1) starting at the Lexical Structure up to the Aliases section.

I don't remember exactly but when I had either a '~' or a "\"in my password, I could dial in with my modem under Win95, but not under FBSD 3.4 using ppp.

$ echo vice$president   
$ echo "vice$president" 
$ echo "vice\$president" 
Or if you have a password like "vice\$president" only the last variation will really get your password unharmed through the shell
$ echo "vice\\$president" 
$ echo "vice\\\$president" 
You don't need to be a genius to debug a pf.conf firewall ruleset, you just need the guts to run tcpdump
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