From: Roberto Zini <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Cant connect to the Internet
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 09:08:15 +0100
> I believe my PPP connection is good.
I believe my crystall ball is good too; let me guess ...
> The ppp.log says :
> Bundle foo: IPCP notify kernel protocol Opened
> Warning ulr_reply: Error sending reply to user, -1, 32
Uhm .. you talked aboud 'ppp' bundle which could be an indication
that you're running SCO UnixWare 7; is it true ? Could you
disclose with us some other relevant info (eg, release number,
installed patches and so on) ?
> Even though I get a ulr_ reply warning, the connection still remains. The
> problem happens when i use netscape to access a sco web site. I get an error
> message the says:
> Unable to locate the server www.sco.com
> The server does not have a DNS entry
UnixWare 7.x PPP should be able to retrieve (from the remote side)
the IP address of the DNS being used during this connection in order
to build a reliable /etc/resolv.conf file; could you check it under
your configuration (when the connection gets established) ?
> It goes on futher by saying that the $SOCKS_NS variable needs to be set to the
> appropriate name server. Some how netscape is not aware of the PPP connection.
Uhm ... dunno pretty anything about SOCKS; are you using it ?
What about using 'ppptalk' in order to increase the debug level and
check /usr/adm/log/ppp.log for additional details about the outgoing
connection ? This could be a little bit difficult since you'll have to
edit the /etc/ppp.d/.pppcfg file to gather the name of the bundle;
once you find it, you can use 'ppptalk' to increase the debug level.
As an example, suppose your bundle is named 'mytest'; if you browse
'trhu the .pppcfg file you'll find a line starting with
'bundle mytest' (the bundle definition in enclosed in curly
braces). If you check the bundle definition you'll find a
'protocols = ip_mytest' line (please change mytest with the name
of your bundle); write down the name of the protocol being used
(in this case, ip_mytest).
Next locate the 'links = xxxx' line and write down the name
of the link being used (eg, link_1); last, locate the
'link link_1' definition and search for the 'protocols = lcp_x'
line (where x is a number) and write down the above name
So you have :
!!! DO NOT TOUCH THE ABOVE .pppcfg FILE !!!
Once you've gathered the above info, exit from the editor
and use 'ppptalk' to increase the debug level; as an
ppp> bundle mytest debug=med
ppp> protocol ip_mytest debug=med
ppp> link link_1 debug=med
ppp> protocol lcp_1 debug=med
ppp> reset bundle mytest
You're now ready to start your connection by using
'pppattach mytest'; once the connections is established
(or when it fails), check the /usr/adm/log/ppp.log.
> Any help would be appreciated
Hope this helps !
Roberto Zini email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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