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Well, There is one thing that i noticed under linux that eth0 and Dial up cannot be active at the same time....
Although this may sound strange...but in windows, both dial up as well as LAN Internet can run at the same time even though only one of them is actually being used to access the Internet. In that case, I just disable the LAN one and use the dial up connection immediately after getting connected with the ISP.
However, in linux, if LAN connection is active, it refuses to connect through dial up.
Why is that so? and is there a way in which I can keep both connections open at the same time ?
i can run eth0, eth1, and ppp0 on the same machine at the same time no problem. your problem is most likely a feature of a gui wizard if you can post the details of what your doing maybe someone can help
see, what i do is that i activate eth0 at startup.
Now if i go to the Network Device Contoller, i can see that eth0 is active and ppp0 is inactive.
Now suppose if i activate ppp0 , what it does is - it automatically. dials up the ISP phone number and when it tries to verify the password, it hangs up saying that kppp died automatically...reason unknown....
However, I know that I tried to connect with dial up while eth0 was active. Now when i deactivate eth0 and dial up my ISP using kppp, it gets connected.
Now thats what is puzzling me....I didnt ask it till today, but this question has been at the back of my mind ever since i installed RH 8.0
i dont know any of these fancy configuration tools or kppp but i had a problem with pppd like this, it was because pppd couldnt change the default route. try bringing up eth0, then remove the default route('route del default' at a root prompt) then try to dial and see what happens. if that doesnt work then i cant help as ive never used those tools.