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Re: My Debian box can't connect Internet

In article <[🔎] 1071246573.3200.14.camel@localhost.localdomain>, Stephen Liu wrote:
> My Debian box can't connect Internet, Broadband connected.  
1. What provider?

2. Broadband means cable rather than DSL, right?

I use comcast at home, connected a debian sarge machine to
a cable modem.

To allow anything from going in / out, you have to activate 
service by connecting to a webserver to register at. Ask your
service provider.  I had to call 4 times before I found somebody
willing to help me with doing it with my webbrowser on linux
instead of insisting that they only support microsoft customers.

Typically all your machine has to do is call dhcpcd or dhcpclient
in order to ask the network for an IP address/DNS config etc. 

Just log in as root, type 'dhc' (without hitting return) and press the 
tab key twice to see which binaries it offers - probably dhcpcd. 

Just start dhcpcd and then try your ping again.

DNS is the name server, so that it finds the IP for www.yahoo.com
when you type 'ping www.yahoo.com'. The config happens in /etc/resolv.conf.

Why do you have ppp0 - do you use a dial up modem?


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