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Re: Internet (Once and for all)



Incoming from David R. Litwin:
> 
> On 12/05/05, Robert Storey <y2kbug@ms25.hinet.net> wrote:
> > 
> > Sorry, I missed the beginning of this thread. But I know how to set up
> > pppoe. Assuming that your Ethernet card is already being detected (as
...........^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > indicated by ifconfig), do this:

Is that true?  What is written to log files?  /var/log/ppp.log?  messages?

> > 1) As root, run "pppoeconf"
> > 2) When asked for your username, you probably need to put the whole
> > thing, like "myname@myisp.com" (rather than just "myname")
> > 3) And, of course, supply the password when asked for it.
> > 4) You'll be asked if you want to start up pppoe on boot-up - I prefer
> > not to. You can start pppoe anytime with the command:
> > 
> > pon dsl-provider
> > 
> > and stop it with the command:
> > 
> > poff dsl-provider
> > 
> > A few notes: "dsl-provider" is literally just that. Don't substitute the
> > name of your ISP, type it exactly as I did above. Also, you probably
> > don't want to be root to use the pon and poff commands - in that case,
> > add yourself to "dip" group and relogin (dip - dial-up ip I think). Make
> > sure /etc/ppp/peers/dsl-provider is readable by group dip by doing:
> > 
> > chmod 640 /etc/ppp/peers/dsl-provider
> > 
> > Check the results:
> > 
> > ls -l /etc/ppp/peers/dsl-provider
> > -rw-r----- 1 root dip 250 Feb 26 10:57 /etc/ppp/peers/dsl-provider
> 
> Here is my problem. When I do this (I've done it countless times), the ppp0 
> does not show up in ifconfig. That is the problem. How do I solve it?

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