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I am using DSL. rp-pppoe-3.5. Login as root. Start Netscape from desktop, can surf, email, etc. just fine. Login as user, get "Netscape is unable to find....."
I figure it has something to do with permissions, but permissions for what?
No. With rp-pppoe, you have to bring up the adsl connection as root.
So, if I login as root, do adsl-start, then start Netscape <or lynx, etc> everything works fine.
If I login as user, su, do adsl-start, etc., the browser opens but I can't find anything.
In both cases I get the message "Connected!" after adsl-start.
I had to mess around with my firewall until I got it right i.e. mandrake default is "shorewall", and it was a total pain in the arse, since then I have tried firestarter and guard dog.
You should take a looksee at the ports that you have got open. If, for example, you have the firewall config'd as user, but not as root, then the result would be the same as having the netscape installed as root and not in your user account, and not be able to connect.
If you got the firewall set up for root and user, then make sure you use the same settings for both account - that would then exclude the firewall, if it allows you to connect of course...........
ha, just thought, if your system shows connected with both root and user, but won't access remote servers, then surey, it must be a firewalling problem.