"Host Not Found" error w/ non-root KPPP
Posted on 2002-05-12
I just installed JAVA and got it running so I could (don't laugh)
play Yahoo games online and use a gnutella program.
Well, now I have a weird problem (that just started today, which is
why I think it has something to do with my Java installation:
When I dial into my ISP using KPPP (non-root), everything seems to work fine
until I try to access the internet, and I get a "host not found" error.
I also can't access my pop mail server, so the whole name lookup
function seems to be lost. However, if I do pull up a termainal,
"su root" and then use KPPP, I AM able to access the internet and
nameserver stuff doesn't cause an error! I don't get it!
Incidentally, when I tried to dial the first time after installing
Java, I got this "can't open lock file" type of error, which I
haven't seen for years...could it be that some permissions were
reset on some items? How can I fix???