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Old 07-20-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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Q's on dialing up my ISP


I've been using Fedora since early this year (now in FC2), and I'm puzzled about logging into my ISP. (I've been using Gnome.)

Since I have a dial-up connection, I can't be on all of the time. I've often used KPPP, but I thought I'd try an option to automatically dial-up (assuming that it would dial-up when I executed an Internet request).

So for a long time I was using the System Tool to open a network connection: I would "Active"-ate my connection, but nothing would happen until I would do something like request a refresh on the weather applet, then I would hear the modem dial-up.

But the other day when I logged into my account, one of the first things to happen was for the modem to dial-up without my request.

What's the best way in FC2/Gnome to dial-up my ISP?
 
Old 07-20-2004, 04:50 PM   #2
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Re: Q's on dialing up my ISP

Quote:
Originally posted by bezaleel
So for a long time I was using the System Tool to open a network connection: I would "Active"-ate my connection, but nothing would happen until I would do something like request a refresh on the weather applet, then I would hear the modem dial-up.

But the other day when I logged into my account, one of the first things to happen was for the modem to dial-up without my request.

What's the best way in FC2/Gnome to dial-up my ISP?
Not sure how FC's System tool works, generally it should be a
good thing to have it dial-up automagically, and I had good success
with that method in the past (starting pppd with a demand-dialing
option). If gnome now starts dialing up on start-up it may be a problem
with the hostname, and it trying to "find itself" in your ISP's DNS ...

Have a look at your log-files, and your /etc/host, /etc/hosts and
/etc/host.conf ...


Cheers,
Tink

Last edited by Tinkster; 07-20-2004 at 04:51 PM.
 
  


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