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Old 03-04-2004, 07:42 AM   #1
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DNS nameserver issue - pppsetup

I can't get my dial up connection working correctly because of a problem with the the DNS address.

Before I re-installed slack it worked fine. I think I entered for the nameserver and that is was assigned dynamically along with my IP number.

Doing the same now and I can't get through to the nameserver.

One thing is that last time I set all this up I am sure that pppsetup asked me for my IP addresss and not just the name of my server. I put in for this also.

I have tried all sorts in the /etc/resolv.conf script, looks like this at the moment:


I have tried things like 'dynamic', 'dynamicdns' 'use peer dns' as substitutes for but all fail.
Old 03-04-2004, 08:11 AM   #2
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This /etc/resolv.conf works for me on freeserve
Old 03-04-2004, 09:09 AM   #3
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I manged to get it working with some lateral manouvering!

Used kppp to dial up and selected 'automatic dns'. Kppp puts a temp dns address entry in /etc/resolv.conf. Strangly though, kppp only lets you select 'automatic dns' as root, I changed the permissions on /etc/resolv.conf but this did not help.

Copied the kppp temp address to /etc/resolv.conf and ppp-on now dials up and dns works ok.

Gotta work out how to use pppd as normal user now!



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