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Old 04-19-2004, 02:00 AM   #1
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Distribution: Debian Sarge (server), Etch (work/home)
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help getting simple PPP (no LAN) DNS working

I'm just trying to get a simple desktop dialup setup working. I haven't set up any LAN. I'd like to be able to use ppp-on/off as a regular user, but for now I just want to get it working for root. I'm running a stock Slack 9.1 install with bare.i.

I've run netconfig and told it I just want to setup a loopback connection (for "modem or no net").

I've run pppsetup and given it the usual input.

I can run ppp-on as root and get my external modem to dialup and connect. /var/log/messages tells me:
 -- got it
Serial connection established.
Using interface ppp0
Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/modem
Once connected, If I try to ping the one dns IP in my /etc/resolv.conf, I get:
connect: Network is unreachable
If I try to ping something else
I get
ping: unknown host
Trying to traceroute the IP of my DNS listed in /etc/resolv.conf
traceroute: findsaddr: Can't find interface
Running 'ifconfig -a' lists eth0, lo, and ppp0. In the ppp0 section, there's no "inet" or "UP" lines present like there are when I haven't run ppp-on.

Last edited by johnMG; 04-19-2004 at 02:02 AM.
Old 04-19-2004, 04:28 AM   #2
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you can try wvdial instead, it always work on my pci linmodem.

Last edited by newinlinux; 04-19-2004 at 04:38 AM.
Old 04-19-2004, 08:55 PM   #3
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Thanks. Though, it *should* works just fine with the standard packages I already have...

{edit} Ok, I'm continuing this thread to the LQ-Networking board:

Last edited by johnMG; 04-20-2004 at 05:35 PM.


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