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Re: eth0 fighting ppp0 (maybe)

On Sun, Mar 26, 2000 at 11:14:32PM -0500, Brian Clark wrote:
> Hi,
> I wrote a little while ago about which module to use for my NIC. Well,
> Brian Moore provided me with the answer, which, well, worked a little
> too well I think. <g>
> I'm using Potato, as I mentioned, and I loaded the module 3c59x for my
> NIC.  I'm at home right now, but I plan to take the box I'm working on
> back to the office to stick on the LAN to replace an, ehem, Red Hat
> box.
> I'm using a modem to apt-get stuff that I need so that I can get the
> box ready to go, but I've ran into a small problem.
> I fired up my connection, /var/log/messages said my connection
> appeared fine (plus my modem lights told me as well :-P). I have my
> resolv.conf entries in tact and I have my network settings set up
> properly.
> I went to use apt to get a few things and it just sat there, trying to
> connect.
> I took a closer look at /var/log/messages, and I now see an entry I
> didn't see before:
> pppd[334]: Serial Connection established pppd[334]: Using interface
> ppp0 pppd[334]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyS0 pppd[334]: Remote
> message: Login Succeeded pppd[334]: found interface eth0 for proxy arp
> pppd[334]: local IP address pppd[334]: remote IP
> address
> The line referring to `eth0 for proxy arp' looks like the problem,
> because it's never been there before on a normal dial-up machine, but
> I'm not a network person (*gasp*).
> I can ping myself, of course, but I can't reach the outside world.
> Essentially, I'm just trying to get this thing setup to be able to
> plug it in the network and go, but for now I just need to be able to
> use ppp to get the packages I need.

You probably don't need proxy arp for anything, so comment out the
proxyarp line in /etc/ppp/options. But, I'd suspect the default route
might not be set to ppp0, but instead to eth0 -- check it with ifconfig.

AFAIK, proxyarp is only necessary for when your machine is accepting

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