linux 2.018/kerneld/PPP dial on demand: 'network unreachable' then starts dialling

linux 2.018/kerneld/PPP dial on demand: 'network unreachable' then starts dialling

Post by Peter N. M. Hanste » Fri, 13 Sep 1996 04:00:00

I recently upgradet to the 2.0.18 kernel from 1.2.13, and decided to
switch from using diald to the kerneld-based dial-on-demand solution
documented in the kerneld READMEs.

Most of the time, my connections come up OK (except for some
irrelevant rumbles that I suspect are due to a misconfiguration
on my ISP's side), but when I try starting ncftp from the command
line, I get this:


NcFTP: (101): Network is unreachable

NcFTP 1.9.4 (April 15, 1995) by Mike Gleason, NCEMRSoft.

Tip: If you don't want a .ncrecent file in your home directory, put
     command '#unset recent-list' in your .ncftprc file.


then, after some seconds, my modem starts dialling and a PPP
connection gets established. To me, it looks like ncftp times
out immediately, but kerneld processes the package anyway.

Is it possible to devise a workaround for this?

- Peter


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ppp -auto e  (where 'e' is the name of a profile in ppp.conf)

ppp loads fine and appears to wait for requests.

(I've also examined the latest scripts as suggested by an earilier

However, when I go to look for things outside my domain, ppp does not
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Does anyone have any ideas?


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