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Old 11-13-2003, 07:02 PM   #1
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ppp connection help

Hi, I just finished configuring wvdial and it dials out well and I get:
--> PPP negotiated detected
--> starting pppd at Sat Nov 8
--> pid of pppd: 177
I am fairly sure that works.

The problem is I cannot ping anything and when I do I get:
ping: unknown host url
I also try accessing a url with the web browser links and I get nothing it just keeps searching but no result.

I have also put my domain and DNS in /etc/resolv.conf:

I was just wondering whether someone can point me in the right direction to what might be wrong or where I can start looking for what might be the problem. Thanks
Old 11-13-2003, 09:02 PM   #2
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PPP may be started, but that doesn't necessarily mean you are connected to the server.

Are you dialing in on an ISP or to a private network?
Old 11-13-2003, 09:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Eqwatz. Its an isp I connect up to. Also I get the messages from /var/log/messages:
pppd[171]: pppd 2.4.1 started by LUXX
pppd[171]: Using interface ppp0
pppd[171]: local IP adress xx.xx.xx.xx
pppd[171]: remote IP address xx.xx.xx.xx
pppd[171]: starting link
pppd[171]: Serial connection established.
pppd[171]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/tts/3
pppd[171]: Warning - secret file /etc/ppp/pap-secrets has world and/or group access
pppd[171]: Hangup (SIGHUP)
pppd[171]: Modem hangup
pppd[171]: Connection terminated.

Dont know whether that helps. Thanks again.
Old 11-13-2003, 11:10 PM   #4
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is ethX is up?
see ifconfig, see if ethX is up, otherwise even if pppd is actived, u still won't see internet.

dunno what program you are running for your dsl dail up, i'm using roaring pengis,
it comes with adsl-stop, adsl-start, adsl-setup, adsl-connect

i have to bring ethernet up first before dail up, or else won't work.

from your error msg, doesn't look like your pppd is setup correctly.

good luck
Old 11-14-2003, 01:06 AM   #5
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Doesn't look like you set up the account. You communicated with the ISP server--but you didn't log in, and you were bounced. Going to bed now.
I'll edit this tommorrow. I am toast. Bye.


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