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Old 04-12-2004, 02:59 PM   #1
sabaum
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Problem connecting to the internet


Hey there,
I've just installed the Slackware 9.1 Linux distro in my PC, and managed to configure my modem correctly. Then configured a connection to my ISP using KPPP, and tried to connect. But after 5 seconds or so, I get an error message saying that the pppd daemon died unexpectedly, and clicking on Details, I get the following message: "Cannot determine ethernet address for proxy ARP". I'm a total linux noob, and I guess my network is not configured properly. Can anyone help me sort this out?
Thx
 
Old 04-12-2004, 04:57 PM   #2
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Nobody?
 
Old 04-12-2004, 05:06 PM   #3
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I'm not a guru with dial-up, but I believe some ISPs don't support Linux. Have you checked with your ISP?
 
Old 04-12-2004, 05:14 PM   #4
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Yes, I have. They were the ones who supplied me with the telephone number for connection and the DNS servers.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 07:50 PM   #5
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I just got home and went sniffing around a little more. What's really bugging me is why the hell is it looking for the ethernet address of anything since all I want is a dial up connection? It doesn't even need an ethernet adapter. Anyway, I tried to configure my adapter, but didn't work. Then I looked in the file /etc/ppp/options and found the proxyarp command, and #ed it so that the system stopped trying to add the ethernet address to the arp table, but that didn't work either. Now I don't know what else to do.
Help me please.
 
  


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