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After much struggleling, I finally managed to get Corel Linux 1.0 onto the internet. To my dismay, it seems that even after I dialed in and connected to my ISP, I cannot access anything with Netscape. It is definitley NOT a DNS problem. Even without the proper DNS, shouldn't I be able to ping a IP address? Well, that doesn't work. What could be the problem?
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by:rtheriot
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how did you configure your ppp conection, go back in there and make sure your set up for receiving a dhcp address.

hth

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by:tzanger
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It sounds like you don't have a default route set up.  Try adding "defaultroute" to your /etc/ppp/options file.

if you type route -n and can't see a "0.0.0.0" entry, this is definately your problem.
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by:jamesshuang
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Sorry, tzanger, but adding "default route to the options didn't do anything. Also, there was a 0.0.0.0 entry, however, it was binded to eth0. Shouldn't it be binded to ppp0? How would I change the eth0 to ppp0? Any more suggestions?
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remove the default route from eth0.  you can't have two default routes (well you can, but we're not dealing with equal-cost multipath or anything like that here)

when your connection is established do this

ifconfig ppp0 (take note of the ptp address)
route -n (take note of the gw address)

route del default gw (whatever your gw address was)
route add default gw (whatever the ptp address is on ppp0)

If that fixes the problem, go edit your startup files (for slackware it's /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1) and remove the GATEWAY parameter or set it to "".  for other distros the procedure is similar but I'm not familliar on all of them.

next, make sure "defaultroute" -- NO SPACES -- is in your /etc/ppp/ppp-options.  without it pppd will NOT establish a default route and you won't get anywhere.  It is likely not doing anything now becuase you have set up a default route via eth0.
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by:jamesshuang
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Thanks, tzanger, you helped me through this one. I did not completely follow your directions, but I deleted one of the eth0 entries. I had to do this because if I logged onto the internet and typed route, the console would freeze up. Still, after I deleted one of the eth0 entries, the internet worked. Thanks, anyways.
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