ppp weirdness

alteridentity at yahoo.com alteridentity at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 4 21:44:27 PDT 2001


On  5 Oct, crebral fix wrote:
> hello everyone!
> 
> this is a weird one...
> 
> i've installed pppd.  using kppp, i activate the connection.  
> 
> upon activating the connection, the kppp shell reports the following error:  
> 
> 	could not find device ppp0
> 
> it connects to the server.  i can ping / traceroute to the gateway server.  netstat -nr shows a routing table that looks ok ( shows ppp0 bound to the correct gateway on the default route ).  ifconfig shows ppp0 with a new IP address.  netstat -i shows an active connection.
> 
> in checking ifcfg-ppp0, i see it is bound to /dev/ttyS0.  /dev/modem points to this file ( the kppp setup looks ok ).
> 
> however, i cannot get out of the machine with anything besides ping or traceroute.  it is not possible to browse using lynx or netscape 
> ( destination unreachable, but i cannot see a problem with the routing tables ).
> 
> i'm still scratching my head on this one...any ideas?
> 
> 
> thanks,
> 
> tom
> 
> 
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Is your dns working? if you are pinging IP numbers, and attempting to
browse by name and it fails, this is probably the case - it's bitten me
enough times that it's one of the first things I configure and test once
I've established connectivity....

Hope that helps!

Good Luck-

James


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