Previous Next Index Thread

AmiPPP "echo failed" message; PPP software suggestions

 I am using AmiTCP and AmiPPP to connect to my internet provider.  AmiPPP
 brings up a message box every five minutes or so saying "Echo failed!" and
 giving me the choices of "Restart," "Close," or "Ignore."  I've only tried
 Ignore.  When I do, the requester goes away and the system works fine until 
 the message box comes back a few minutes later.  
 Has anyone else seen this?  What's the problem?  Is there a fix?  I am using 
 AmiPPP version 2x.
 Also, is there a decent newsgroup reader?  How about a telnet client?  
 One last thing.  I got VooDoo, but the install script didn't work.  When
 I try to send an e-mail, I get a message saying that it can't find my 
 mail daemon(demon).  Would that have been set up with the install script?
 Is VooDoo simply a GUI sitting on top of another program?  Is there an e-mail 
 program that does not require a daemon?  Why haven't I seen this 
 problem in PC software?