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dsl + pppoe problems continue. ( pppoe !works , here)


i'm still having nil success with getting pppoe up-and-running on this
installation of the debian potato.

some problems:

1) an invalid router-table entry.
 'route del...' 
	returns: 'SIOCDELRT: process not active" , 
	  or something that sounds close to that.

 'route del -net ...' 
	returns: "SIOCDELRT: invalid argument") 

2) pppoe isn't working.

/etc/init.d/ppp start

	returns something like 

		"starting pppd"

, and then:
/etc/init.d/ppp stop

	returns something like 
		"can't stop pppd 
		 because there's no active ppp daemon running" (!)

3)   having ipv6 configured into the kernel (on-install):
	would this be a possible problem-reason?

4)  something in the readme for the debian pppoe client (under what,
paraphrased, reads like: "change * to dsl-provider" ) says something about
"...and that line should now look like:"  (what it doesn't hardly look like. )

	more details available, on-request.   haven't cared to fuss-up a bug-report
about it, between boots.

	maybe it's part of the reason(s) for the problems with connecting, maybe not.
but it should probably be reported, sometime.  ( with a net-connected
debian-install, this should be no problem... .)

5) odd point:

	pppoe -A 

	a valid access-concentrator address.  
	i'm hoping that it's not just grabbing this from a buried conf-file somewhere,
making me think it's actually getting through to the ISP.

	lynx http://www.debian.org

	returns "unable to connect to remote host".
	and 'ping' doesn't work either.

6)  another odd thing:

the following is a standard ifconfig-output, with notes aftewrwards:

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:C0:F0:5A:DC:21  

         inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::c0:f05a:dc21/10 Scope:Link


          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

          TX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
          Interrupt:9 Base address:0xec00 

note: the value for "addr" is invalid, and seems to be a result of the
router-table entry that i need to wipe-out.   the 'mask' is for the ethernet
card, not for the NAT (dsl router, dsl bridge, * . the mask for it is
''  .  should i be using this net-mask, instead? )

the "RX packets" values have been around the hundreds, before.  same for the
"TX  packets".  this means that the software+hardware _is_ connnecting to the
net, right?


any help would be appreciated, especially if actually works, this time.

thank you.

-- s.c.

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