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Hi, I tried to connect to my DSL account using KInternet (on SuSE 9.1), without success. I was advised to use adsl-start (stop|status|setup) to connect instead, which makes sense because ...
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    Problems Connecting to DSL


    Hi,

    I tried to connect to my DSL account using KInternet (on SuSE 9.1), without success. I was advised to use adsl-start (stop|status|setup) to connect instead, which makes sense because I spend about half my time in runlevel 3.

    I'm using a 4-port hub with an uplink going out to the DSL modem (no router at this point). I eventually want to use this box as the gateway by adding a second NIC, but one problem at a time. I just want to get this one single box to connect to the internet for the time being.

    Since my ISP uses dynamic IP, I let DHCP handle IP addressing. Also, the ISP is handling DNS.

    I ran the adsl-setup as follows:

    Code:
    linux:/etc # adsl-setup
    Welcome to the Roaring Penguin ADSL client setup.  First, I will run
    some checks on your system to make sure the PPPoE client is installed
    properly...
    
    Looks good!  Now, please enter some information:
    
    USER NAME
    
    >>> Enter your PPPoE user name (default xxxxxxxxxxxxx@t-online.de):
    
    INTERFACE
    
    >>> Enter the Ethernet interface connected to the ADSL modem
    For Solaris, this is likely to be something like /dev/hme0.
    For Linux, it will be ethn, where 'n' is a number.
    (default eth0): eth0
    
    MODEM TYPE
    
    We will try to detect if your modem is compliant with RFC 2516
    or not. 3COM's 3CP4130 is *NOT* compliant, for instance.
    
    Searching for a modem at interface eth0...
    Found a RFC 2516 compliant modem, congratulations!
    
    Do you want the link to come up on demand, or stay up continuously?
    If you want it to come up on demand, enter the idle time in seconds
    after which the link should be dropped.  If you want the link to
    stay up permanently, enter 'no' (two letters, lower-case.)
    NOTE: Demand-activated links do not interact well with dynamic IP
    addresses.  You may have some problems with demand-activated links.
    >>> Enter the demand value (default no): no
    
    DNS
    
    Please enter the IP address of your ISP's primary DNS server.
    If your ISP claims that 'the server will provide DNS addresses',
    enter 'server' (all lower-case) here.
    If you just press enter, I will assume you know what you are
    doing and not modify your DNS setup.
    >>> Enter the DNS information here: server
    
    PASSWORD
    
    >>> Please enter your PPPoE password:
    >>> Please re-enter your PPPoE password:
    
    FIREWALLING
    
    Please choose the firewall rules to use.  Note that these rules are
    very basic.  You are strongly encouraged to use a more sophisticated
    firewall setup; however, these will provide basic security.  If you
    are running any servers on your machine, you must choose 'NONE' and
    set up firewalling yourself.  Otherwise, the firewall rules will deny
    access to all standard servers like Web, e-mail, ftp, etc.  If you
    are using SSH, the rules will block outgoing SSH connections which
    allocate a privileged source port.
    
    The firewall choices are:
    0 - NONE: This script will not set any firewall rules.  You are responsible
              for ensuring the security of your machine.  You are STRONGLY
              recommended to use some kind of firewall rules.
    1 - STANDALONE: Appropriate for a basic stand-alone web-surfing workstation
    2 - MASQUERADE: Appropriate for a machine acting as an Internet gateway
                    for a LAN
    >>> Choose a type of firewall (0-2): 1
    
    ** Summary of what you entered **
    
    Ethernet Interface: eth0
    User name:          xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@t-online.de
    Activate-on-demand: No
    DNS addresses:      Supplied by ISP's server
    Firewalling:        STANDALONE
    
    >>> Accept these settings and adjust configuration files (y/n)? y
    Adjusting /etc/ppp/pppoe.conf
    Adjusting /etc/ppp/pap-secrets and /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
      (But first backing it up to /etc/ppp/pap-secrets-bak)
      (But first backing it up to /etc/ppp/chap-secrets-bak)
    
    
    
    Congratulations, it should be all set up!
    
    Type 'adsl-start' to bring up your ADSL link and 'adsl-stop' to bring
    it down.  Type 'adsl-status' to see the link status.
    linux:/etc # adsl-stop
    adsl-stop: No ADSL connection appears to be running
    linux:/etc # adsl-start
    ................TIMED OUT
    /usr/sbin/adsl-start: line 191:  5151 Terminated              $CONNECT "$@"
     >/dev/null 2>&1
    linux:/etc #

    Here are my results from adsl-status and my ifconfig:

    Code:
    adsl-status: Link is down (can't read pppoe PID file /var/run/pppoe.conf-adsl.pid.pppoe)
    
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:B00:18:41:43
              inet6 addr: fe80::2b0:d0ff:fe18:4143/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1492  Metric:1
              RX packets:657 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:160 frame:0
              TX packets:75 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:42355 (41.3 Kb)  TX bytes:17634 (17.2 Kb)
              Interrupt:3 Base address:0xe800
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:42 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:42 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
              RX bytes:2708 (2.6 Kb)  TX bytes:2708 (2.6 Kb)
    Can anyone help me out as to why I can't get this box online? Thanks and
    Merry Christmas!
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    there's a few option that might have to look again...
    Is your ISP a dynamic ISP
    Does your modem support router configuration (ex: Speedstream does, it will connect it self with his own PPPoE adapter and will act as router to you)

    Please provide these information for further assistance
    \"Meditative mind\'s is like a vast ocean... whatever strikes the surface, the bottom stays calm\" - Dalai Lama
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    Quote Originally Posted by UgoDeschamps
    there's a few option that might have to look again...
    Is your ISP a dynamic ISP
    Does your modem support router configuration (ex: Speedstream does, it will connect it self with his own PPPoE adapter and will act as router to you)

    Please provide these information for further assistance
    Hello Ugo,

    There's no routing with this modem (Telekom Teledat 300 LAN). I need to establish a PPPoE connection from the machine.

    T-Online provides dynamic IPs.

    I'm switching IPs in the near future, and I've ordered a router. Although I could just wait until then, I'm not the type of guy to give up on anything

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