# [SLUG] Re: esmith dialing problem

\begin{Heracles}
> Trevor Gunter wrote:
> > It goes
> > OH for about 60 sec and gives up and tries again after a couple of mins. By
> > the way it's an external modem, and I've tried my home modem on the system
> > and it does the same thing.
>
> Check that e-smith is not assuming that your machine is set to Universal
> time. We had to change our time settings to get it to work properly.

<curious>
how does the system clock timezone cause pppd (or the dialer?) to fail?
</curious>

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