PPP DNS Problem
I've been making some progress with this
first attempt at GNU/Linux and am really learning
a lot. I have hit a bit of a problem with
getting an internet connection going, though. I
hope someone can help.
I seem to be succesfully making a PPP
connection with wvdial. (I haven't got x-windows
going yet, so everything is from command line
interface). The PPP connection with wvdial gets
going seemingly fine, and I switch to another
logon session with alt-F2. At that point
ifconfig shows the ppp0 entry and its looking
good. There is a local IP number and a remote IP
I can ping the remote IP number
successfully. When I attempt to ping a server by
name, it just hangs. I am able to 'telnet' to
one rutgers server by ip number only as well.
Lynx is unable to browse any webpages by named
/etc/resolv.conf has two nameserver entries
and I have verified with my ISP (rutgers
university) that they are correct.
Unfortunately, the person at the help desk I
spoke with there stated that they "do not support
linux" so I wasn't able to get any further help
from him. I can't believe rutgers really doesn't
support linux, so I will be pursuing that
In any event, I would appreciate any
suggestions for other places I may need to change
configurations. I think I'm almost there.....
(for now, at least. I'll probably be back to try
to figure out why x-server won't start after I
get this one licked).
Thanks in advance for any help!
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