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PPP ??? #@$#

I have encountered a strange problem with dialing out on PPP, and it is really bugging me now.

I have got a slightly adnormal server running. This is what it looks like.

I have got a local network running on and arcnet card whos address is, This works I and doesn't seem to stop working. I also have a hacked DNS server for my dial-up users which gets shut off when I go online.

The problem is I can connect to my server and everything looks 100% except for the fact I can't do anything on the Internet.

When I have connected and type in ifconfig this is what I am given :

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:52 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
          TX packets:52 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0

arc0      Link encap:1.5Mbps ARCnet  HWaddr 50
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          IPX/Ethernet 802.3 addr:00000123:000000000050
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:140 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
          TX packets:218 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
          Interrupt:5 Base address:0x260 Memory:d1000-d17ff 

ppp0      Link encap:Point-Point Protocol  
          inet addr:  P-t-P:  Mask:
          UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:11 errors:1 dropped:1 overruns:0
          TX packets:37 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0

This looks normal except for the ppp errors in which there is only one.

If I do a route -n this is what I am given :

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface UH    0      0        1 ppp0   U     0      0        2 arc0       U     0      0        4 lo         UG    0      0        1 ppp0

This also looks right.

Now for some init files...

My /etc/init.d/network file :

ifconfig lo
route add -net
ifconfig arc0 ${IPADDR} netmask ${NETMASK} broadcast ${BROADCAST}
route add -net ${NETWORK}
route add default gw ${GATEWAY} metric 1

This as far as I can see is default unless something has changed without me noticing.

My /etc/hosts file :	localhost		ptest	progtest.alt.za	progtest

My /etc/networks file :


If anyone can shead some light on this I would be very happy. This has been bugging me for the past two months.


| Robert Moody Sysop of Programmer's Test BBS.  |
| Running well on Debian ver 1.2 Kernel 2.0.27  |
| http://www.zsd.co.za/~ptest/                  |
| e-mail: robert@progtest.alt.za                |

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