Problems with SLIP and DIP Help... Help...

Problems with SLIP and DIP Help... Help...

Post by Gopal V. Sarikel » Thu, 25 Apr 1996 04:00:00

        I am trying for sometime to connect to my  university slip/ppp
account thru linux on my home computer.  I have a barebones dip script; i
have changed the /etc/hosts; i have changed the /etc/resolv.conf files so
that they include the proper hostnames, name servers.

        The Linux ver is 1.2.8
        The dip ver is 3.3.7n-uri

        To make things short:
                0) I get this msg:
                     Local: Unknown server. in the dip script: get local
                1) I get a remote IP address
                2) I cant use any applications like telnet..
                3) Ping localhost works, anything else ... nope

        The details are:

        The dip script is the same as the sample.dip as in the dip man
pages with changes in the phone number, loginid and passwd.

        I am being assigned a dynamic IP address by my ISP; if i type
ifconfig now the output is :

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
          TX packets:266 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0

sl0       Link encap:VJ Serial Line IP  
          inet addr:  P-t-P:  Mask:
          UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING  MTU:296  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 compressed:0
          TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 compressed:0

        I do get a differnt ip address each time.  Now if i ping
localhost i get perfect results but if i ping the IP addr(remote host)
^^^^^^^^^                                         ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
i get:

PING ( 56 data bytes

--- ping statistics ---
7 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss

        I can see the modem rcv and snd lights blinking.  If i type ping
the remotehostname i dond get any thing the only msg i get is no such host.

        I cant telnet or ftp or any thing!!!  Am i doing someythig wrong?
or should i typr something else?  One other thing if i put mode PPP in my
dip script, i dont get a connection at all !!!

        Sometimes i get Local: Unknown host in the dip scrpt.

        I dont have any program pppd but on bootup i do see PPP Version ...
SLIP Version ....

        If any one can inform me about the process of going thru dip, i
woulld be thankful.

Thanks alot for any info,


1. SLIP and DIP only reaches slip server, help!

I can ping my local linux loopback, I can ping the slip server.  But I can't
access anything else.  I have entries for other machines, nameservers, etc. in
/etc/hosts, but they are unreachable.

Does this behavior have anything to do with /etc/diphosts?  I'm using


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