I have 3 problems I would appreciate help with.
1. How does TERM get set? When bash is the login shell for a user, it
seems that TERM gets set to linux when logging in from the console.
But when I changed my shell to tcsh, TERM no longer gets set to linux
as it should. Why?
P.S. Is there any advantage to using bash instead of tcsh? Does bash
have all the features that tcsh has?
2. I use the following command:
# pppd -d -detach /dev/cua1 &
To establish my ppp link to uni. However I have been finding that
often I get a message saying that this job is "done", even though the
ppp connection has not been broken at the other end. I just run this
command again and the link is reestablished, but it is annoying the
way it just dies every now and then for no reason. Why?
Also, why is there no "ppp-off" script included with the ppp package?
3. My machine name is "destiny", yet I cannot rlogin to my own
machine. When I type "rlogin destiny" I get:
destiny.phillips.com.au: No route to host
I don't know why it doesn't work. What follows is all the information
that I thought might be relevant. I hope someone can help me.
My "hosts" file is:
220.127.116.11 destiny.phillips.com.au destiny
I have setup my resolv.conf for my uni ppp connection, namely:
search maths.flinders.edu.au cs.flinders.edu.au
These nameservers are the ones at uni.
I would have thought though that doing "rlogin destiny" would use the
When I run route I get:
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use
localhost * 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 1
annex05.cc.flin * 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0
default annex05.cc.flin 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 3
(when not connected via ppp, I only get the first two lines).
When I run ifconfig I get:
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Bcast:127.255.255.255 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP BROADCAST LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:3584 Metric:1
RX packets:1 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
TX packets:1 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
ppp0 Link encap:Point-Point Protocol
inet addr:18.104.22.168 P-t-P:22.214.171.124
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING MTU:552 Metric:1
RX packets:2783 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
TX packets:4456 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
Does anything here seem wrong? I can't work out why it doesn't
work as I compared it with my slackware system (which does work) and
can't see any significant differences.
Thank's in advance for your help.
Mark Phillips. (firstname.lastname@example.org)