Just wanted to post this as a possible help to other Linux newbies
trying to get on the net:
I am posting from my RH6.0 box for the first time since I started
loading & hacking at this package back in May!!
Anyway-- major symptom: PPP connects, PAP authenticates, reciecve local
and remote IP addresses from my ISP; BUT nslookup (DNS) won't work ,
and can't ping anything, even known IP addresses. ftp and telnet work
sporadicly (sp) and my /etc/resolv.conf entries are good. Netscape hangs
"forever", other weird stuff. Tcpdump shows packets going out to the
ISP, the modem lights confirm, but Nothing Comes Back!
Finally went out and bought a new modem --Viking 56k External Modem
"Windows Version" (RS232) and SOB! It Works!!!
The modem that didn't work was a USR "Sportster" 14.4 Faxmodem-- don't
know why. Any thoughts?
Anyway, thanks to all you folks who have helped, knowingly and
otherwise-- and I hope this bit of info helps someone!