fedora-list digest, Vol 1 #1105 - 24 msgs

Paul Ryan paul at the-ryans.de
Sun Feb 22 10:10:27 UTC 2004

Hi I shortened this as much as possible trying to find the balance
between ballast and having someone new to the thread knowing what is
going on

>On Sat, 2004-02-21 at 15:32, Paul Ryan wrote:  

> >>    Hi I have a problem accessing the internet. I can only access it
> >>as root. After numerous attempts to get my ADSL runing with the
> >>Internet setup wizzard and the network device control, without any
> >>luck.  The system would conect but it was like Mozilla, Gaim and Co.
> >>didn't know that I was conected.  I finnaly had luck with adsl-config,
> >>everything worked as root but only as root. When I boot to a normal
> >>user there is no ppp0 conection listed in the network control (and yes
> >>I did enable other users) when I use /usr/sbin/adsl-start it seems to
> >>conect no error messages but it is the same as with the internet
> >>conection wizzard Mozilla and Co. don't think that I'm conected.  One
> >>other note if I do any configuation with the network control I have to
> >>reconfigure my ppp0 conection with adsl-config again otherwise it
> >>won't conect to the internet again.

> Be careful about giving out incorrect information.
> 'adsl-config' is needed once to initialize and save the adsl settings. 
>  After that you only use 'ifup ppp0' and 'ifdown ppp0'  to 
> connect/disconnect.

True if I log on as root and start a internet connection ,then log on as
a different user I can then use the connection

> To address the issue with nothing seeming to work as a non-root user.
> 1. check /etc/resolv.conf and confirm that nameservers are listed. This 
> is rewritten each time you connect via adsl.

The nameservers are listed same as I entered when using adsl-config

> 2.  When you used adsl-config did you tell the system this would be the 
> default route?

To tell the truth I don't remember

> 3.  Is there a default route listed in any of the  files 
> /etc/sysconfig/network


>  or /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX 

# Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]|SiS900 10/100 Ethernet

# Realtek|RTL-8029(AS)

> files ??   If there is you will have a conflict in routing and it won't 
> work properly.  Linux only allows one default route.
> 4. To check you have a correct default routing run the command 'netstat 
> -r' after connecting via the adsl using 'ifup ppp# 
> .  There should be 
> one or more lines per adapter, and only one line with a UG flag.  That 
> one should point to the adapter connected to the adsl link.

[papa at localhost papa]$ netstat -r
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt
Iface     *      UH        0 0          0
ppp0     *        U         0 0          0
eth0     *          U         0 0          0
eth0       *            U         0 0          0
default         UG        0 0          0
[papa at localhost papa]$

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