Sadly, I'm still addressing you from my MSDOS platform -
seems I'm only part of the way to setting up my Internet
connection on SuSE 5.3. My modem works fine (ZOOM external
14400), Minicom works, kppp & pppd connect to my ISP via
default gateway & exchange packets, etc. Start Netscape 4.05
- returns: unable to connect (to www.suse.de) unknown host.
Netscape goes on to suggest the $SOCKS_NS environmental variable
may not be pointing to the correct name server (or some such).
I've pour over HOWTO's, MAN pages, and support web sites for
3 days now (that's an eternity in my lifetime). My newsreader,
mail client, etc., return similar output. I know I'm confused.
The solution is right under my nose, I'm sure. Can some kind
soul tell me what to look into as far as getting these apps
access to my connection? I'm familiar with MS TCP/IP Dial Up
and wsock32.dll and it's predecessors - is there a Linux
equivalent/ other sockets connection protocol? Does my loop back
IP (127.0.0.1) interfere? I'm into programming, networking really
gets me screwed up sometimes--So much to learn! Please Help.