Re: Network/PPP Help
And thanks for the reply.
At 12:26 AM 3/22/98 -0500, you wrote:
>You will probably get lots of responses to your request for help but
>here are some of my thoughts.
>It is impossible to tell from what you have written whether your problem
>is a routing problem or just that you are not establishing the ppp link.
I think my problem is a routing problem as I have been able to establish
the PPP link.
>First, your machine's IP address should NOT be 127.0.0.1! (or 127.0.0.0,
>or 0.0.0.0, or 255.255.255.255 as these are all 'special' addresses)
>When you say that you are connecting manually do you mean that you are
>using something like seyon or minicom, login in, quitting the terminal
>program without resetting the modem, and then envoking pppd?
Yes that is exactly what I am doing. And everything works fine as far as I
>As soon as you have started your session:
>type '/sbin/ifconfig' and you should get something like:
>lo Link encap:Local Loopback
> inet addr:127.0.0.1 Bcast:127.255.255.255 Mask:255.0.0.0
> UP BROADCAST LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:3584 Metric:1
> RX packets:1455 error:0 dropped:0 over:0 frame:0
> TX packets:1455 error:0 dropped:0 over:0 carrier:0 coll:0
>ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
> inet addr:18.104.22.168 P-t-P:22.214.171.124 Mask:255.255.255.0
> UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING MTU:1500 Metric:1
> RX packets:1633 error:0 dropped:0 over:0 frame:0
> TX packets:1672 error:0 dropped:0 over:0 carrier:0 coll:0
>Of course your numbers will be different (except for the second line
>which must be the same as mine).
Yes I get this exactly, with the different ip numbers as you mentioned.
>Mar 21 18:57:44 gandalf chat: bleach^M
>Mar 21 18:57:44 gandalf chat: Password:
>Mar 21 18:57:44 gandalf chat: -- got it
>Mar 21 18:57:44 gandalf chat: send (<your password>^M)
>Mar 21 18:57:45 gandalf pppd: Serial connection established.
>Mar 21 18:57:46 gandalf pppd: Using interface ppp0
>Mar 21 18:57:46 gandalf pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/modem
>Mar 21 18:57:50 gandalf pppd: Cannot determine ethernet address
>for proxy ARP
>Mar 21 18:57:50 gandalf pppd: local IP address 126.96.36.199
>Mar 21 18:57:50 gandalf pppd: remote IP address 188.8.131.52
>Now this will probably be quite different for you (ie: since you are
>starting the session manually you won't have any of the 'chat' lines.
>Notice that the local and remote IP addresses match the ones that I had
>in my ifconfig report.
I have not gone that far yet as for automating the log on. I just got to
the point in the Howto: that I could connect to my ISP and then I got stuck.
>Some important files:
>bash-2.01$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
>Note that you will have to have your own ISPs domain name and nameserver
>bash-2.01$ cat host.conf
The above files are just like yours with the exception of my ISP's and DNS
>And if you are running the hamm version of debian:
>bash-2.01$ cat nsswitch.conf
># Example configuration of GNU Name Service Switch functionality.
># Information about this file is available in the `libc6-doc' package.
>passwd: db files
>group: db files
>shadow: db files
>hosts: files dns
>protocols: db files
>services: db files
>ethers: db files
>rpc: db files
>netgroup: db files
No I am not running the HAMM version yet. I wanted to get everything done
in the stable version before moving up to the HAMM verison.
>If you don't get a similar ifconfig response then your ppp link is not
>coming up (and should be confirmed with the plog command [or tail
>/var/log/ppp.log if you don't have the plog command]).
>Have you tried ping to ip address instead of names?
>When you ping to a name (like ftp.debian.org) then a DNS lookup has to
>occur but when you ping to an IP address (like 184.108.40.206), the ping
This is where my problem starts. When I ping my ISP I get good pings but
only 220.127.116.11, but if I try the name, dallas.net, I get nothing as I
have not be able to establish a link to the DNS. I can ping my own machine
and my ISP by IP numbers only.
> bleach@BellSouth.net b.leach@Worldnet.att.net
> email@example.com LinuxPC@Hotmail.com
>from a 1996 Micro$loth ad campaign:
>"The less you know about computers the more you want Micro$oft!"
> See! They do get some things right!
Thanks again, Bill. This was my first question and I wasn't sure how to
exactly ask it. But you have given me some ideas where to look.
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