Re: My Debian box can't connect Internet
You didn't say what kind of broadband you want to connect to. There would be a difference between adsl and cable, as well as pppoe and adsl with a fixed address.
I'm not an expert, but I just yesterday connect to adsl (using pppoe). If that describes your situation, try running "pppoeconf" - it's fairly intuitive and it worked well for me.
As for using "ping", I understand that many web sites are blocking the ping command (or am I wrong about this?). I'm using Guarddog as a firewall, and I've also got ping blocked.
On Sat, 13 Dec 2003 00:29:33 +0800
Stephen Liu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> My Debian box can't connect Internet, Broadband connected.
> # ifconfig
> showed connecting ISP
> I played around with following files without a solution;
> # cat /etc/network/ifstate
> # cat /etc/network/interfaces
> # /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration
> file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)
> # The loopback interface
> auto lo
> iface lo inet loopback
> # The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian
> installationauto eth0
> iface eth0 inet dhcp
> # cat /etc/network/spoof-protect
> LOCAL_IFACES="eth0 eth1 ppp0"
> (Remark: having tried;
> #LOCAL_IFACES="eth0 eth1 ppp0"
> LOCAL_IFACES="eth0 ppp0"
> After each change made
> # /etc/init.d/networking restart
> Reconfiguring network interfaces: done)
> # cat /etc/network/interfaces.dpkg-new
> # (no output, an empty file)
> # cat /etc/network/options
> (having tried;
> # ping -c 3 www.yahoo.com
> ping: unknown host www.yahoo.com
> # /etc/init.d/iptables stop
> Aborting iptables load: unknown ruleset, "inactive".
> iptables has not been configured yet
> Kindly advise how to fix the problem.
> Thanks in advance.
> Stephen Liu
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