[TriLUG] PPPoE, adsl connection, RH 7.3
Richard O. Hammer
Wed, 22 May 2002 18:00:51 -0400
I've installed RedHat 7.3 on a system which has one network
card, and I'm having trouble getting my Roaring Penguin PPPoE
connection to the Internet working. I'm trying to connect to
my DSL service with Sprint/Earthlink. Before, when I had
RedHat 7.0 running on the same system, the adsl software
worked fine. But there seems to be something new about 7.3
which is not working.
When I failed to get the connection going with the packages
included with 7.3, I followed advice at
<http://www.roaringpenguin.com/pppoe> and downloaded and
installed a new-old version, rp-pppoe-3.4-1.i386.rpm . But it
is neither better nor worse, I don't think it changed
Anyhow, here are the symptoms:
adsl-setup runs fine and congratulates me on my success.
adsl-start seems to succeed.
After running adsl-start, ifconfig shows a connection
ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet adr:126.96.36.199 P-t-P:188.8.131.52
UP POINTTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1492
184.108.40.206 is the IP dynamically assigned by earthlink.
adsl-status says the link is up and running on interface ppp0
tail /var/log/messages shows these messages (among others):
pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/3
pppd: PPP session is 8923
pppd: Remote message: CHAP authentication success, unit
pppd: not replacing existing default route to eth0
/* I am suspicious of that message ^ there. 192.168.0.2
address I have assigned to this machine for my LAN,
to a windows box.
pppd: local IP address 220.127.116.11
pppd: remote IP address 18.104.22.168
pppd: primary DNS address 22.214.171.124
But I can't do anything with this internet connection. When I
ping trilug.org , it responds
ping: unknown host trilug.org
And when I try ping 126.96.36.199 (the earthlink DNS server)
PING 188.8.131.52 from 192.168.0.2 : 56 bytes of data
From 192.168.0.2 icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
So it looks to me like perhaps my machine is identifying
itself to the earthlink server as 192.168.0.2 instead of as
184.108.40.206, which is probably a mistake.
But where/how do I fix this?