Problems Connecting to DSL
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:
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
Looks good! Now, please enter some information:
>>> Enter your PPPoE user name (default email@example.com):
>>> 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
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
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
>>> Please enter your PPPoE password:
>>> Please re-enter your PPPoE password:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
DNS addresses: Supplied by ISP's server
>>> Accept these settings and adjust configuration files (y/n)? y
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
/usr/sbin/adsl-start: line 191: 5151 Terminated $CONNECT "$@"
Here are my results from adsl-status and my ifconfig:
Can anyone help me out as to why I can't get this box online? Thanks and
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
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
RX bytes:2708 (2.6 Kb) TX bytes:2708 (2.6 Kb)