Let's start by assuming I'm a slightly knowledgeable Linux user and an
absolute novice when it comes to networking (especially with Linux). I want to
connect to my university's SLIP server using Linux and DIP. I've read over the
DIP Networking Guide and was able to get my modem to dial to the SLIP server,
but that was about it. Pinging was fruitless and I'm plain stuck.
What do I need to know? My hostname/domainname, SLIP server's names and IP
addresses? What files do I need to modify on my Linux box? And so on. In other
words, I'm asking someone to hold my hand through all this from the beginning
setup to the final product. I have Netscape 3.0b and I'd mainly like to ftp,
telnet, use elm for mailreading, and perhaps some nn newsreading use.
Once I have a good connection, I can make my way through these tools. If
there's anyone sharp with the use of DIP to connect to a SLIP server, I'd
certainly appreciate their help via email or in this newsgroup.