Internet setup Redhat 5.1

Internet setup Redhat 5.1

Post by Edward Robertso » Sun, 16 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Hi I have purchased redhat 5.1 and I want to go on the net...
I ran netcfg and made a ppp connection. When I activate it /sbin/ifup ppp0
And try and surf the net it comes up with stuff about cant look up host...Do
I have to fill out the gateway detail and stuff.....????

Please help......I really want to get rid of windows as soon as possible but
can until I know how to get the net on linux.... :)

keme

 
 
 

Internet setup Redhat 5.1

Post by Martin Verme » Mon, 17 Aug 1998 04:00:00


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Quote:> Hi I have purchased redhat 5.1 and I want to go on the net...
> I ran netcfg and made a ppp connection. When I activate it /sbin/ifup ppp0
> And try and surf the net it comes up with stuff about cant look up host...Do

                                                        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
This suggests that the "resolver" doesn't work, i.e. the domain name service.

Look at your file /etc/resolv.conf. Does it contain the IP numbers of some
nameservers? like

nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
nameserver yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy

See "linux network administrators guide" by Olaf Kirch.

Sure there is a way to enter these nameservers thru the Red Hat GUI also.

HTH

--

When you say `I wrote a program that crashed Windows', people just stare
at you blankly and say `Hey, I got those with the system, *for free*'
                                               -- Linus Torvalds

 
 
 

Internet setup Redhat 5.1

Post by Tim Gajewski, KU4I » Mon, 17 Aug 1998 04:00:00



> Hi I have purchased redhat 5.1 and I want to go on the net...
> I ran netcfg and made a ppp connection. When I activate it /sbin/ifup ppp0
> And try and surf the net it comes up with stuff about cant look up host...Do
> I have to fill out the gateway detail and stuff.....????

> Please help......I really want to get rid of windows as soon as possible but
> can until I know how to get the net on linux.... :)

> keme

  I had a very similat problem also, I had to edit /etc/resolv.conf and enter
the DNS numbers.  This did the trick for me.

Tim, KU4IY