Cannot ping peer at ISP using PPP
Posted on 1997-04-01
I am running RedHat 4.1 on an AMD 5x86. I have a USR 28.8 modem. I am running on kernel 2.0.27, and used RedHat's netcfg under X to configure PPP.
When I activate the ppp connection, the modem dials out and connects to the ISP. The system log shows my local IP and the peer's, ifconfig shows the new interface, and netstat -nr shows the new route. However, my peer at the ISP does not answer my pings, and neither do any of the nameservers. Naturally, nothing else works.
The README in the pppd documentation suggests that after my PC has been assigned a local IP and the link is up, I should be able to ping some machine on the remote network, if not necessarily my peer. However nothing works.
I hope you folks can help me. Thanks in advance!