ppp not working after upgrade to testing(solved)
Re my earlier post when I said I could not connect to the internet
even though a PPP session had started, I have managed to solve the
problem. (Of my own making I might add) so I will share this for
Whilst doing a dist-upgrade you are asked a question regarding what
network devices you have. The first time I answered this I correctly
entered ppp only, but this is not the default. the script seemed to
hang after this so on re-attempting I foolishly accepted the defaults.
Somewhere in doing this, I managed to configure a slip device (sl0)
which had taken an IP address from who knows where.
After much reading about networks, I tried the 'ifconfig' command. 2
devices were listed. the loopback device, correct I believe, and the
sl0 device. I took this out with 'ifconfig sl0 down' and hey presto,
my ppp connection works again.
I would also like to thank all those who responded to my initial email
with help and advice, cheers guys!