>I am trying to configure dip and get it running to access my local internet
>provider. No matter what I do when i type the command "dip" i get the error
>message "unknown server error". I'm sure its something simple I have screwed
have the variable $local in your sample.dip file the same as the name
the machine thinks it is. If $local is machine.foo.bar and /etc/HOSTNAME
is machine.foo.bar you'd expect that you'd be home free. However on boot
up one of the rc.? files truncates the entry in HOSTNAME to "machine"
(which then becomes your prompt). So what I've done before I fire
up dip is to run
hostname -F machine.foo.bar
giving me a long prompt name now, but dip will fire up.
If you've got it right at this stage you just type "dip" at the prompt, y
ou'll get the command line help info.
This is a kludge and presumably something should be able to connect the
"machine" and the domain=foo.bar together.
Does someone out there know the real solution ?