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Old 05-02-2002, 03:47 PM   #1
Banu Cosmin
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Unhappy ISP hookup with Linux RH7.2 distro


I've been trying for quite some time to hookup an ISP with my RH7.2 linux distro machine, but i cannot get it working. I use kppp to establish a connection. I've created a new account:
- PAP authentication
- dynamic IP address
- default Gateway (assign default route to this gateway)
- domain name : "xnet.ro"
- DNS automatic (they are 193.230.161.9 and 193.230.161.10)
And here are the device settings:
- modem: /dev/ttyS0
- flow control: CRTSCTS
- line termination: CR
- speed: 57600
With these very settings it works fine establishing the connection. But i can't do anything while connected. I've tried to ping the DNS address and it doesn't work. I can ping: localhost, any other LAN host, local IP address and remote IP address.
Here are some configuration file I have in my system at the moment:
#--host.conf
order hosts, bind
multi on
#--hosts
127.0.0.1 localhost
193.0.0.10 anotherhost
193.0.0.1 me
#--hosts.allow
ALL: LOCAL
#--hosts.deny
ALL: ALL
#--resolv.conf
search .
nameserver 193.230.161.9
nameserver 193.230.161.10
Also I have disabled the firewall. I'm also wondering about the ppp0 module. Here's the log from /var/log/messages:
May 2 19:03:56 tavi modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module ppp0
May 2 19:03:56 tavi modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module ppp0
May 2 19:03:56 tavi pppd[3825]: pppd 2.4.1 started by root, uid 0
May 2 19:03:56 tavi pppd[3825]: Using interface ppp0
May 2 19:03:56 tavi pppd[3825]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyS0
May 2 19:03:56 tavi pppd[3825]: not replacing existing default route to eth0 [193.0.0.254]
May 2 19:03:56 tavi pppd[3825]: local IP address 213.233.64.79
May 2 19:03:56 tavi pppd[3825]: remote IP address 217.10.222.230
May 2 19:03:56 tavi pppd[3825]: primary DNS address 193.230.161.9
May 2 19:03:56 tavi pppd[3825]: secondary DNS address 193.230.161.10
May 2 19:05:21 tavi pppd[3825]: Terminating on signal 15.
May 2 19:05:27 tavi pppd[3825]: Connection terminated.
May 2 19:05:27 tavi pppd[3825]: Connect time 1.5 minutes.
May 2 19:05:27 tavi pppd[3825]: Sent 97 bytes, received 64 bytes.
May 2 19:05:27 tavi pppd[3825]: Exit.
I would appreciate if someone could tell me what i'm doing wrong here.

Thanks in advance,
Banu Cosmin.
 
Old 05-02-2002, 10:16 PM   #2
justiceisblind
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Which desktop manager are you using. If it's Gnome, that may be the problem because I had the exact same problem when I used Gnome. Quick Fix, use KDE.
 
Old 05-03-2002, 04:12 AM   #3
Banu Cosmin
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I use the KDE desktop environment. However, this doesn't seem to be the problem. I am worried about the ppp0 thing. How do i know if that thing is configured, loaded, etc?
And one more question: Is there a way to find out how your kernel is configured? I mean a configuration file or something... because i am often told to recompile the kernel with the 'x' option, but how can i retrieve my current configuration if i never recompiled the kernel, but just installed the RH distro?

Thanks in advance,
Banu Cosmin.
 
Old 05-03-2002, 04:44 AM   #4
5amYan
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What kind of modem??
Are you positive it's not a software based modem?
ie Needs windows to work right...
Have you looked it up on a compatibilty list?
 
Old 05-03-2002, 07:55 AM   #5
Banu Cosmin
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I have a Zoltrix 56k external modem on the serial port (/dev/ttyS0 in linux). I must work in my RH7.2 distro because it works very well in Windows and Mandrake. Can anyone answer me about the ppp0 question? How can i find out if it's all ok? Or just tell me if that's not the problem, and what should i look for instead...
 
Old 05-06-2002, 04:57 AM   #6
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Have you solved this yet?
I'm sorry I'm not more help.
I connect via LAN and every modem I've ever tried to config I've given up on.

But Here's a list of Zoltrix modems . I only see a driver available for one.
though it appears to be old.

can you grab the driver from Mdk?
 
Old 05-06-2002, 04:42 PM   #7
Banu Cosmin
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Wink problem solved, but still 1 little question

I've solved the question. I just had to start the routed daemon to make the Internet work. One could say that this is a RTFM situation, but I'm not too good when it comes to networking: I have read a bunch of docs regarding ISP hookup, PPP setup and a a little networking documentation. There were some docs in which was specified that before trying to get connected, i should do my networking setup. But they didn't specified that the routed must be started, nor in the ISP/PPP docs nor in the networking docs. For me there was a "link" missing here. That's why it took me some time to understand.
About the other question: what is named? is it neccessary for my Internet connection? and why every time i open linuxconf the named daemon want to be restarted (this gives me a warning when i quit)?

Banu Cosmin.
 
  


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