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Old 06-26-2004, 08:19 PM   #1
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Angry Problem with ppp and a normal user

Hey guys,
I have this simple problem...I am using slackware linux 9.1 and I am trying to get online with my normal user...however...I cant figure out why ppp-on and ppp-off wont work....They exist in my /usr/sbin directory and if I copy them to my home and chown them...I get permission errors about var and others. When using kppp I dont seem to be able to access the internet at all, even though my connection is alive and running....It practically does nothing.

Well...thanks in advance
Old 06-27-2004, 01:57 AM   #2
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when kppp is up and running and it looks connected, you might try switching to root and checking "iptables -L" and "tail /var/log/syslog". The first one will show your firewall tables, if there's anything in there you might try turning it off with "iptables -F", and then try to connect to something. The firewall might be improperly configured to block some of your ppp traffic. If that doesn't help, check the syslog. pppd should leave some text in there about whether it succeeded or not. Any error messages would be helpful.


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