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Re: PPP ??? #@$#

>> On Sun, 4 Jan 1998 20:57:02 -0600, Butch Kemper <kemper@bihs.net>
>> said:

    >> 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.

I have the same (see my message on this list about pppd after
upgrading it). I think it is a problem with the new pppd. I also see
errors and drops on pppd.

Probably you have only one because you're reaching some server: first
a DNS request is sent. The reply is interpreted as an error and is
dropped. You DNS client is still waiting for the reply (until

Try to send ping to an address (numeric) instead. Then you'll see the
errors/dropped numbers go up 1/s probably (like me).

( o.o ) Peter Mutsaers  |  Abcoude (Utrecht), |  Trust me, I know
 ) ^ (  plm@xs4all.nl   |  the Netherlands    |  what I'm doing.

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