PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

Post by Jon D. Slat » Wed, 04 Dec 1996 04:00:00



I finally got the gcc upgrade and got 2.0.26 to compile!!!!

Now when I boot, I get:

SIOCCSIFADDR: No Such Device
SIOCCSIFBRDADDR: No Such Device
SIOCCSIFNETMASK: No Such Device
SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable

What does this mean?

Also... My old kernel allowed me to ppp connect to my ISP using the pppd and
chat commands.  Now it tells me:

Sorry - PPP is not available on this system

But I set CONFIG_PPP=y when I built my kernel.  I also set NETWORKING and
TCP/IP to 'y'.

Does anyone have any suggestions on either of these?


Thanks in advance for the help!

Jon

 
 
 

PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

Post by Peter N. M. Hanste » Wed, 04 Dec 1996 04:00:00




Quote:>I finally got the gcc upgrade and got 2.0.26 to compile!!!!

>Now when I boot, I get:

>SIOCCSIFADDR: No Such Device
>SIOCCSIFBRDADDR: No Such Device
>SIOCCSIFNETMASK: No Such Device
>SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable

>What does this mean?

This means that your startup scripts try to initialise network
parameters for a non-existent device.

You probably forgot to compile the drivers in or load the driver
modules for a network device. In your logs, just before these messages
you should be able to find a message which tells you which device is
missing.

The last time I saw these kinds of errors, the kernel was compiled
with the ethernet driver.

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PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

Post by Randall Loomi » Wed, 04 Dec 1996 04:00:00



> I finally got the gcc upgrade and got 2.0.26 to compile!!!!

> Now when I boot, I get:

> SIOCCSIFADDR: No Such Device
> SIOCCSIFBRDADDR: No Such Device
> SIOCCSIFNETMASK: No Such Device
> SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable

> What does this mean?

> Also... My old kernel allowed me to ppp connect to my ISP using the pppd and
> chat commands.  Now it tells me:

> Sorry - PPP is not available on this system

> But I set CONFIG_PPP=y when I built my kernel.  I also set NETWORKING and
> TCP/IP to 'y'.

> Does anyone have any suggestions on either of these?


> Thanks in advance for the help!

> Jon

you need to upgrade your ppp daemon.
Older verion kernels hardcoded the number of ppp channels available
(usually 4).
The newer kernels do dynamic channel allocation. Old pppd's with new
kernels will report Sorry ppp not available on this system.
 
 
 

PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

Post by Antonio Lop » Thu, 05 Dec 1996 04:00:00



>I finally got the gcc upgrade and got 2.0.26 to compile!!!!

>Now when I boot, I get:

>SIOCCSIFADDR: No Such Device
>SIOCCSIFBRDADDR: No Such Device
>SIOCCSIFNETMASK: No Such Device
>SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable

>What does this mean?

>Also... My old kernel allowed me to ppp connect to my ISP using the pppd and
>chat commands.  Now it tells me:

>Sorry - PPP is not available on this system

>But I set CONFIG_PPP=y when I built my kernel.  I also set NETWORKING and
>TCP/IP to 'y'.

>Does anyone have any suggestions on either of these?


>Thanks in advance for the help!

>Jon

Maybe you need the latest version for pppd, also look at the article called
"PPP/SLIP Guide (long)", it was posted by me in the last days and contains
some useful information (I hope)

Hasta la vista

 
 
 

PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

Post by Marco Giardin » Fri, 06 Dec 1996 04:00:00


try chmod u+s /bin/pppd

Marco

 
 
 

PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

Post by Simon Bon » Sun, 08 Dec 1996 04:00:00





> >I finally got the gcc upgrade and got 2.0.26 to compile!!!!

You didn't say what you upgraded from. If it was from 1.3.6x or earlier,
then definately get ppp2.2.0f.

If it was from 1.3.7x or higher, I have no idea.

Simon

 
 
 

PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

Post by Graham Daven » Tue, 10 Dec 1996 04:00:00



: Sorry - PPP is not available on this system

I don't know if this is going to help you, but I had this problem before
and I recompiled the kernel with SLIP as well as PPP and it was fine.

Doesnt make sense, but it worked.

Graham

 
 
 

PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

Post by David Nef » Tue, 10 Dec 1996 04:00:00




> : Sorry - PPP is not available on this system

> I don't know if this is going to help you, but I had this problem before
> and I recompiled the kernel with SLIP as well as PPP and it was fine.

> Doesnt make sense, but it worked.

> Graham


I had the same problem, re-compiled with SLIP and PPP and still had the
problem.
Then I discovered I could run pppd as root, just not as a normal user.
I also found
that my old scripts (pppd and chat) that worked with Red Hat 3.03 did
not work with
Red Hat 4 and Kernel 2.0.26.  I still can only PPP when I boot into
WIN95.

Dave Neff

 
 
 

PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

Post by Perry Donh » Tue, 10 Dec 1996 04:00:00




    >>
    >> : Sorry - PPP is not available on this system
    >>
    >> I don't know if this is going to help you, but I had this
    >> problem before and I recompiled the kernel with SLIP as well as
    >> PPP and it was fine.
    >>
    >> Doesnt make sense, but it worked.
    >>

    David> I had the same problem, re-compiled with SLIP and PPP and
    David> still had the problem.  Then I discovered I could run pppd
    David> as root, just not as a normal user.  I also found that my
    David> old scripts (pppd and chat) that worked with Red Hat 3.03
    David> did not work with Red Hat 4 and Kernel 2.0.26.  I still can
    David> only PPP when I boot into WIN95.

The newer kernels require a new version of pppd and chat. It's in the
CHANGES file in the linux source tree.

Perry
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PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

Post by Hansel Kw » Wed, 11 Dec 1996 04:00:00


It seems like that you have read the documentations well,
but not the post. :)

David said that he could run pppd as root, but not as a user.

RH Linux did not have the suid bit set for pppd, and it causes
problems when pppd is run as a normal user. I think pppd needs
to some ioctls which requires super-user status.

David: chmod u+s pppd (as root) and it should be fine.
       You _possibly_ need to upgrade pppd if you havn't done so...
       If you had set the debug options in pppd, you should have
       got the clues in the logs anyway.

Hansel



>    David> I had the same problem, re-compiled with SLIP and PPP and
>    David> still had the problem.  Then I discovered I could run pppd
>    David> as root, just not as a normal user.  I also found that my
>    David> old scripts (pppd and chat) that worked with Red Hat 3.03
>    David> did not work with Red Hat 4 and Kernel 2.0.26.  I still can
>    David> only PPP when I boot into WIN95.

>The newer kernels require a new version of pppd and chat. It's in the
>CHANGES file in the linux source tree.

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PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

Post by Frank Sweets » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00


: I have the 2.0.27 source tree and find only two CHANGES files and neither
: mention pppd.  Did you mean somewhere else?
: --

It should be under /usr/src/linux/Documentation/Changes.

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PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

Post by Rob Gibs » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00




>The newer kernels require a new version of pppd and chat. It's in the
>CHANGES file in the linux source tree.

I have the 2.0.27 source tree and find only two CHANGES files and neither
mention pppd.  Did you mean somewhere else?
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PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

Post by Sid Boyc » Wed, 25 Dec 1996 04:00:00




> > : I have the 2.0.27 source tree and find only two CHANGES files and neither
> > : mention pppd.  Did you mean somewhere else?
> > : --

> > It should be under /usr/src/linux/Documentation/Changes.

> > --
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> > | There's no problem so big it can't be solved by killing off the    |
> > | user's account, deleting all their files, and reporting their REAL |
> > | earnings to the IRS.                                               |
> > |                           -bofh                                    |
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > |            If I bothered to sign this, my pgp key's at             |

> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> You may need to upgrade your pppd to ver 2.0.0
> --

        I've just compiled and installed ppp-2.3.0 after recompiling and
installing the 2.0.27 kernel with the new ppp files from the
distribution and this is it....working fine.
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PPP doesn't work under 2.0.26 anymore :-(

Post by Derek Paul Que » Thu, 26 Dec 1996 04:00:00



> : I have the 2.0.27 source tree and find only two CHANGES files and neither
> : mention pppd.  Did you mean somewhere else?
> : --

> It should be under /usr/src/linux/Documentation/Changes.

> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------

> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> | There's no problem so big it can't be solved by killing off the    |
> | user's account, deleting all their files, and reporting their REAL |
> | earnings to the IRS.                                               |
> |                           -bofh                                    |
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> |            If I bothered to sign this, my pgp key's at             |

> ----------------------------------------------------------------------

You may need to upgrade your pppd to ver 2.0.0
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