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Old 12-19-2001, 09:35 AM   #1
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easi probs

my linux box is suffering from a few small probs... such as my eth0 adapter cannot be seen in ifconfig. Tried ifup, doesnt work i receive a gay message saying that it has failed to find ip information.

I am trying to configure adsl by installing a rpm called roaring peguin. The install seems successful???(not quite sure there were no errors)however i cant seem to find the installed rpm anywhere.. Where are the installed rpms kept anyway????

greatly appreciated if anyone can help with pppoe and installing rpms using source rpms .:smash:
Old 12-20-2001, 03:48 PM   #2
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To use the PPPoE client, you need:

A Linux system with a 2.0-, 2.2- or 2.4-series kernel.
Kernel support for "packet sockets". All standard distribution kernels include this.
The pppd daemon, version 2.3.7 or later. If you are using demand-dialing, you need version 2.3.10 or later. For kernel 2.4, you need pppd 2.4.
A working Ethernet card.
ADSL service and an ADSL modem.

The latest version of the PPPoE client is 3.3. It includes nice shell scripts for managing the connection as well as more manual pages. It also includes the "MSS Clamp" feature which eliminates the need to adjust MTU settings on LAN hosts. If you are using a version earlier than 2.5, you are strongly encouraged to upgrade. 2.5 and later fix a denial-of-service vulnerability found in earlier versions.

assuming you are using eth0 for the adsl modem do this first

ifconfig eth0

if you get an error for ifconfig your NIC is not installed properly. Work on that first.

then run this...




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