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Old 08-28-2003, 09:18 AM   #1
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ppp setup using command line (cli)

I have a 450Mhz box I am tring to set up as a router, dhcp server, dns server, everything. Because it is a slower computer I do not want to install X. I am running Red Hat 9.0 (Shrike). After much time I did get my linmodem working, now I want to dial out to my ISP.

All the reference material I have says to setup your ppp connection using the X Windows Internet Configuration Wizard. Using "wvdial" I can dial out, here the handshake but it never completes the connection. I set up a ifcfg-ppp0 file and tried ifup-ppp0. Still no success. My /var/log/messages states that /etc/hotplug/net.agent Net unregistered assume ppp0 is up
I never receive an IP address from my ISP.

Any Ideas?
is there any other files I need to configure besides my wvdial.conf and ifcfg-ppp0?
Old 08-28-2003, 01:01 PM   #2
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If you know your ISP gateway IP and the nameservers, try adding the nameservers IPs to "/etc/resolv.conf," and set your ISP gateway IP as default gateway on "/etc/sysconfig/network/routes" it might look something like this:

default 100.200.300.400 - ppp0


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