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Re: A routing question

On 05/21/2008 06:13 PM, Walt L. Williams wrote:

I have recently upgraded my computer's hardware. After re-installing Debian Etch (64AMD). (I was running on a seven year old AMD motherboard.) I found that I now have to set the default route to ppp0 when I use gnome-ppp by hand through a terminal window and su, where I didn't have to do this on my previous install of Etch.

Is there a way to get this to set its self when I start
gnome-ppp, or set this up to where it will be permanate. I admit to not being a networking whiz.

Gnome-ppp probably uses pppd to make the connection. Pppd supports multiple ISP profiles which are placed in /etc/ppp/peers/. Usually, the profile that is used is in the file /etc/ppp/peers/provider.

In that file (or whatever ISP profile your system uses), make sure that the defaultroute option appears; "defaultroute" tells pppd to make the link a default route when it comes up. Read "man pppd".

If you are unsure of what ISP profile your pppd uses, use gnome-ppp to go online and use a terminal to view how pppd is invoked:

ps U root | grep pppd

Good luck.

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