Originally Posted by john test
Thanks for the pppconfig! Went straight to Notes.
When you have a serial connection working, Does it show up in ifconfig? If so what is the name of the device? (As eth0 l0 etc)?
How do you see the IP address it is pulling?
Can you ping internet sites as you can through an ethernet connection?
Does the Modem traffic show up in iptraf?
Thanks for any knowledge you can share!
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1d:09:2d:0a:49
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:3984 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3984 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:200904 (196.1 KB) TX bytes:200904 (196.1 KB)
ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:22.214.171.124 P-t-P:126.96.36.199 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:7882 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:9149 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:6298533 (6.0 MB) TX bytes:1589128 (1.5 MB)
This iptraf thing is interesting. I do not have it. It is downloading,
installing as I type.
Wow. That is nice. I will have to fool with that. Yes it certainly does show up on iptraf.
I really don't know about this program at all and have only looked at it for a few seconds but it certainly works with the ppp0 connection.
As for pinging a site, I have done that years ago under Win98. I used Norton utilities to watch the real time speed some too. With Ubuntu I just use the system monitor and use the browser to connect. With dial up I just don't really see the point of bouncing stuff back and forth to no end when I could be getting something I want or need.
It could well be that this is a personality flaw or that I am just missing the point.