Re: pppd and wvdial
"Tim Condit" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I've installed potato from CD-ROM, and am having a few problems.
> My ppp connection was working okay for a day or two, but now it's
> not. I'm using wvdial, and have previously connected to my ISP, so
> I know the /etc/wvdial.conf (and /etc/resolv.conf) info is
> correct, but here's what I'm seeing:
> When I run wvdial, a ppp connection is opened. When I view
> ifconfig, it's UP. I can ping the local IP, but not the remote
> one. Further, when I kill wvdial, the ppp connection remains
> present and UP in the ifconfig listing.
When you say you can ping local, you mean 127.0.0.1 or the IP address
you get from your ISP? Why don't you include the output from
"ifconfig" and also "route -n". You can, of course, change any real IP
addresses to protect the innocent.
I'm not familiar with wvdial, but if you can ping the address assigned
by your ISP then you may just need to make sure the PPP has the option
"defaultroute" set. It's been a while since I messed with dialup stuff
but the option, I think, was simply "defaultroute" in the pppd.conf
> Also, I don't have traceroute installed! Surely there is a free
> version of traceroute available. Any suggestions on where it's
Umm, maybe it's in the "traceroute" package? :)