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Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] Newbie needs help with PPP
- From: jrodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Joshua Rodmanius)
- Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 18:04:41 -0700 (PDT)
- Message-id: <199805080104.SAA03458@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I installed Suse Linux 5.2 about 2 weeks ago, as this is my first try at
> Linux please excuse ignorance on my part, I've read and re-read the
> f***** manual. The problem is that I am able establish a connection to
> my ISP ( I've used both a chat script and kpp) but I can't do anything,
> (e.g. ping). Ifconfig shows that I have a PPP connection running, I check
> In var/log/messages and don't see any glaring error messages, I think
> that the problem might be in the resolv.conf file as my ISP uses dynamic
> I.P. numbers I've set the nameserver at 0.0.0.0 I don't know if this
> is correct and my ISP is no help at all.
After connecting to my isp, I generally use the command
To see what my IP address is. (inet addr)
I try to ping this, then i try to ping the other end of the ppp link
(also listed from ifconfig I believe).
If this works, then your computer is probably doing all that it should.
As for the the nameserver in resolv.conf: no, it should not be 0.0.0.0.
Generally, in SuSE, one does not edit the resolv.conf file directly, but
rather uses YaST or edits the /etc/rc.config file which YaST creates.
The relevant section is:
# space separated list of nameservers that should be used for
# give a maximum of 3 IP numbers
# (e.g. "192.168.116.11 192.168.7.7")
Then run /sbin/SuSEconfig to generate your resolv.conf entry.
These values are sometimes called Nameservers, sometimes DNS servers.
Your ISP should, and in fact MUST, tell you these addresses.
(Technically, it is possible for these numbers to be assigned
automatically by what is known as DHCP, but I do not believe setting
this up under linux is a trivial matter, and the ISP can tell you the
Hope this helps,
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