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Old 10-11-2008, 10:29 AM   #1
sir_chandraa1
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not able to disconnect dsl broadband


hi,
I am new to linux and i followed the instructions given at ubuntuforums.org/ADSLpppoe to configure my adsl connection..i used the "sudo pppoeconf" command and everything went fine and i am able to connect to the net..

it said i could connect using command "pon dsl-provider" which worked..it also said i could disconnect my connection using "poff" which dint work..

when i type "poff" it says "/usr/bin/poff: More than one pppd running and no -a option and no arguments supplied. Nothing stopped."

i type "poff -a" or "poff dsl-provider" and it says "/usr/bin/poff: /bin/kill failed. None stopped."

So can anybody plz help me out??

By the way i use ubuntu 8.04(hardy)..
 
Old 10-11-2008, 12:31 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ,

Are you giving the command as user or root? It may be that you need to stop this program as root. Try prefixing the poff command with sudo, so it would be sudo poff If that doesn't work find the PID no and kill it, type ps -ax in a terminal and look for the program you want to stop, when you find it type kill "pid number" You will have to kill each instance of that process.

EDIT: when I say pid number I mean the Process ID number that linux gives the program as it is started.

Last edited by mrrangerman; 10-11-2008 at 12:34 PM. Reason: add info
 
Old 10-11-2008, 08:58 PM   #3
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You could also use ifconfig to take the ethernet connection down
http://linuxcommand.org/man_pages/ifconfig8.html

Something like
Code:
#ifconfig dc0 down
or eth0, whatever your network interface is
 
Old 10-12-2008, 03:43 PM   #4
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thanx mrrangerman

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Originally Posted by mrrangerman View Post
Welcome to LQ,

Are you giving the command as user or root? It may be that you need to stop this program as root. Try prefixing the poff command with sudo, so it would be sudo poff If that doesn't work find the PID no and kill it, type ps -ax in a terminal and look for the program you want to stop, when you find it type kill "pid number" You will have to kill each instance of that process.

EDIT: when I say pid number I mean the Process ID number that linux gives the program as it is started.
thanx mr rangerman..i was using it not as root but usr...

"sudo poff dsl-provider" works fine..
 
  


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