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Any one know how I can setup ppp with a dialout account that uses dynamic IP addresses? I would rather not use kppp because that would force me to install kde and i'd rather not do that. I tried the ppp config tool and everything connected but when I try to go to a website or try to log into chat it acts as though its not online. Any suggestions?
NB: the /dev/ttyLTO is my modem device - winmodem
normally it should be /dev/ttyS0
you must specify a DNS in /etc/resolv.conf
the easiest way is to write there
nameserver 127.0.0.1 and to start named on your computer
option demand means that the connection will be created when you make request to internet. You can remove it, if you will not use the modem all the time.
there is a pppsetup command, but it has never worked for me fine.
If you do not want to fiddle with scripts I agree with masand - wvdial seems simple and reliable, and easy to set up multiple ISP connections, programs to run on shutdown and so on. I run it in a small terminal in the bottom corner of the screen so it also shows me what is happening, tells me the IP addresses and enables me to disconnect simply by closing the terminal. The configuration file is a model of clarity.
I found just the opposite. Wvdial didn't work for me at all for some reason.
I also didn't want to use kppp (fluxbox is my choice) I used pppsetup, and the only changes I had to make were changing my modem from ttyS0 to ttySHCF0 in both /etc/ppp/options and options.demand.
Alright I'v tried everything but wvdial so far and everything connects just fine (although i have to log into root to connect). But still I can't go to any websites or anything. Would this have to do with permisions? And if so what group would I have to add my user to in order to browse the web?
DNS problem perhaps
or if you're connected to a network and have a default gateway it's trying to go through it. You should
ifconfig eth0 down and then connect via modem
As I said before, start named on your computer and put in