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Old 08-20-2001, 05:04 PM   #1
rdaves@earthlink.net
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Mozilla won't talk to what looks like a viable dialup connection


Using Wvdial, I am able to connect up with my ISP and it looks like the connection is okay. There's the usual handshaking and passing of userid and password, and all incications are that we are truly connected.
However, when I invoke Mozilla, there is no connection. I get the message that says something like "cannot find www.google.com, please check...".
I set up the connection using rp3-config, also did wvdialconf create.
Why is Mozilla not able to connect?
 
Old 08-20-2001, 05:45 PM   #2
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Have you put you're ISPs DNS servers' IP addresses in /etc/resolv.conf? If not then the error is probably 'cos you box can't find any DNS server to resolve www.google.com

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Old 08-20-2001, 07:45 PM   #3
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Yes, I have put the DNS address of my ISP in /etc/resolv.conf.
I am able to dial out and connect using wvdial.
Here's the problem: I can connect to my ISP using wvdial, but, once connected, Mozilla will not talk to PPP.
If I use rp3, the connection does not happen
I know I am connected when I use wvdial because I get a terminal screen which shows:

A bunch of lead-in stuff
Looks like a login prompt
Sending, etc
Looks like a password prompt
Sending, etc
Entering PPP session
IP address is 63.187.213.69
MTU is 1524
Looks like a welcome message
Starting PPPD at...

/var/log/messages shows:
a bunch of lead-in stuff
pppd 2.4.0 started by root, UID 0
using interface: ppp 0 <---> /dev/ttyS2
Local IP address is 63.187.213.69
Remote IP address is 63.187.222.10

Given all this, it looks to me like I am definitely connected and ppp is running.

Questions:

1.) wvdial works -- why doesn't rp3 work? Is there a configuration setting somewhere that I need to work on?
2.) Given that ppp is working and I am connected, why doesn't Mozilla work? Is there a configuration setting somewhere that I need to change?

Last edited by rdaves@earthlink.net; 08-20-2001 at 07:51 PM.
 
  


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