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pppd for users, how?

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I'm trying to use pppd (to conect to my Inet provider) being a user.
The problem isn't load or exec it; I use "super" and a script, and it works perfectly; it gives me my IP (dynamic IP), and all this stuff, but the user can't  use any Inet service (ie: executing "lynx http://www.yahoo.com" backs an error "lynx: Can't access startfile http://www.yahoo.com/")
        How can I make any Internet client usefull for a client?
        Surely it's easy, but I'm very keen in this great (and real) OS.
        I'm sorry for my english... blahblahblah
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by:flaviosousa
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It seems your client is not resolving names.
Check your /etc/resolv.conf file. It must contain a line such as "nameserver xxx.yyy.zzz.www" where xxx... is the IP address of your name server (DNS).

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The first thing to do before using the client is to test the routing. Try and ping an ip address in the real world (not part of your network). If this works then try pinging a host
name (eg www.yahoo.com). If this works then the client you are running (eg lynx) needs to be configured.

However if the client you are running is on a seperate machine on your network then that is where the problem will be as you will need to set up a proxy server to route data through the machine actively connected to the internet and then this should fix your problem.

If you need more help or information then let me know,

Regards,

Jason
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