open a manual outgoing Point-to-Point Protocol bundle
[ -v ]
[ -p period ]
[ -t timeout ]
pppattach starts a manual outgoing PPP bundle by passing the
specified bundle name to the PPP daemon,
(You must have previously configured the bundle using
the PPP Manager,
or the PPP Internet Connection Manager.)
pppd looks up the named bundle and connects to the
remote host identified by the remotesys entry in the bundle.
In default synchronous mode,
pppattach does not return to the shell prompt until
either a usable PPP connection has been established
with the remote host, or the timeout value expires.
The following options are available:
Select asynchronous mode. In this mode, pppattach sends
an attach command to pppd, and then exits
without monitoring the state of the bundle.
The status of the bundle is checked every period seconds
to verify if the bundle is usable.
In verbose mode, the on-screen status is also updated.
Set the timeout value for the connection.
The default timeout value is 120 seconds.
A timeout value of 0 will cause an indefinite wait if the connection is
Turn on verbose mode. In this mode, status information
for the bundle, bundle protocols and link protocols will be displayed.
In synchronous mode, the following exit codes can be used to
diagnose establishment of the connection:
Connection establishment successful.
Unable to establish connection because the command or its arguments are
Unable to establish connection because the bundle name is invalid.
Unable to establish connection within the specified timeout value (note
that connection establishment may still be in progress, even though
pppattach has timed out and returned to the shell prompt).
Unable to establish connection due to an unexpected error from pppd.
Unable to establish connection due to a dialer error.
An unspecified error occurred.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004