Re: hopefully simple ppp dns or routing problem on Slack 9.1
From: John Gabriele (john3gz_at_bestwebz.net)
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 22:32:14 -0400
Clifford Kite wrote:
> John Gabriele <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>Turns out that it was confused a bit (maybe the Fedora folks have fixed
>>it by now) and was insisting on using its own seemingly random dns
>>addresses in a 2nd (2nd to /etc/resolv.conf) resolv.conf located in
>>/etc/ppp. After changing those first in the GUI network wizard and then
>>manually, DNS was working and everything was fine.
> The /etc/ppp/resolv.conf is created and DNS server IP addresses received
> from the ISP put in it by pppd when the pppd option usepeerdns is used.
> Some distributions (notable RH) use the file to configure /etc/resolv.conf,
> perhaps by "mv"ing each new/etc/ppp/resolv.conf to /etc, or linking it
> to /etc/resolv.conf .
Man you're good. :) It was my fault -- not RH's (lesson learned: I shouldn't
be so quick to think it's a bug on the other guy's end). I had some wizard
option set to dynamically get DNS addresses from the ISP. Once I shut that
off, my resolv.conf stopped getting written over by "seemingly random" non-
working DNS addresses.
>>Moral? Dunno. Maybe my Slack install had some corrupted file. Maybe
>>I was making some obvious mistake that never got uncovered in this
>>discussion thread. Maybe Slack's ppp integration needed more testing.
>>Anyway, I'm back online with a GNU/Linux setup and getting my work
>>done again. I also plan on having a look at the next Fedora release.
> Glad to hear you are back on-line, but surprised that RH could get PPP
> working with it's GUI configuration tool and regret that you abandoned
Well, thank you Cliff. I still really like the simplicity of Slack (and
also the way packages are handled), so I will likely try it again sometime.
Actually, before installing Slack about a week ago, I was running Debian
Stable. I tried updating to Testing and after about a 180 MB download (on
dialup) and upgrade my machine wouldn't boot up. That's when I reached for
the Slack CD's. The next couple of weeks are hectic for me, so I just
needed something that works right away, right now -- hence the RH9 install.
> As always, sometimes it's "whatever works."
> -- Clifford Kite Email: "echo email@example.com|rot13"
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