I would like to use Linux to access the Net through my ISP
From what I've read this is possible but after reading
a few books it seems as if you not only have to be a UNIX
guru but also a Networking genius as well.
Is this true? Or am I just imagining this from all the documentation
on networking that seems to be out there? Anyway if it is possible
and anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
Linux is on my standalone home PC. It will not be networked to
any other computers in the near future.
I do know that the service I currently have with my ISP and
Windows 95 is a dynamic PPP account. These are
the settings I would use through winsock.
Domain suffix: interaccess.com
IP Address: 0.0.0.0
Default Gateway: 22.214.171.124
Name Server: 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206
Time Server: 220.127.116.11
TCP RWIN: 848
TCP MSS: 212
Online Status Detection: DCD (RLSD) check
Demand Load Timeout: 5
TCP RTO MAX: 60
SLIP Port: 1
Van Jacobsen CSLIP compression
I have installed the disk set for networking. When I'm in 'setup'
I get a prompt for network configuration but have have no idea
what to do at this step so I just let it default for loopback.
What am I supposed to do at this phase of configuration?
I have upgraded my kernel to Linux 1.2.8. When I 'make config'
it asks for all kinds of stuff for TCP/IP and networking. I get lost here.
What am I supposed to enable during 'make config'
Through some of the doc's and books I've read I guess I'm supposed
to use 'dip' and a script but that all seems so foreign to me.
Can anybody help me here too?
I've installed Linux about 6 times with the last install being successful.
I base this successful install by the fact that I did not have to copy
disk sets to my DOS-FAT drive and install from there. The last time
everthing worked from the CD-ROM.
One more problem. After earlier installs I started up 'seyon' and when
I tried using it to access one of the numbers in the default list I got a dial-tone,
and it did dial for me. It doesn't work now. I guess might have made some
change somewhere along the way that now causes it to tell me that there is no modem
configured or recognized although I know I have it set for the
right port (cua0) and the correct speed (19200). I can also use it through Wndows.
Can I use 'seyon' as the dialer to access my ISP. If so, do I still need some sort of script
with all my settings? How do I tell 'seyon' to access this script?
Then what do I do to use Netscape (I did download that I got it to start up).
How do I get 'email'? Is there something like Eudora for Linux?
I know I've asked an awful lot of questions, but I am am really new to Linux,
UNIX and the Internet?
Thanks for your time.