I just upgraded to pppd 2.3.5 on RH5.1, to experience the beauty of
dial-on-demand. (I recompiled my kernel and lots of shit that would be
When I try browsing in Netscape or Lynx, the dialing works beautifully.
My only problem is that the DNS lookup *always* times out! If I try a
reload, say, from Netscape *immediately* afterwards, it *always* works.
So I'm not at all sure it's a timing problem. Kind of defeats the whole
purpose of dial-on-demand, as far as I'm concerned.
Here's how my pppd is brought up:
pppd /dev/ttyS1 file /etc/ppp/ppp-dialout
The ppp-dialout file looks like:
x.x.x.x:x.x.x.x #secret ip addresses :-)
connect <a bunch of chat crap>
user xxxxxxx #secret username! :-)
In /etc/ppp/ip-up, I've got:
route add default ppp0
Any ideas? This can't be the way it's supposed to work! =:-o