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Re: [vox-tech] Nameserver confusion with non-root users


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Nameserver confusion with non-root users
  • From: Peter Jay Salzman <p@diMAPSrac.org>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 16:35:14 -0800
  • References: 200103120016.QAA16736@wheel.dcn.davis.ca.us

On Sun 11 Mar 01,  4:14 PM, Larry Snyder said: 
>     Though I've tried Linux off and on in past years, I've only VERY
> recently had a machine which didn't provide so many hardware conflicts
> that I could get it running with any degree of stability. I do have one
> communications problem with which I could use some help. The recent
> installation was from the SuSE 7.1 distribution, running Linux 2.2.18,
> but the same problem is present with 2.4.0. KDE is the only Xshell I've
> played with.
> 
>     I can easily connect to DCN (my usual provider) with the modem and
> kppp, at least now that I put an old USR Sportster in the box beside the
> stupid winmodem. As root, I can collect mail or get out onto the
> internet. I cannot however do so when logged in as any other user. The
> dialer works, waits, and then reports I'm conected to the network, just
> as it does when I'm logged in as root, but I cannot get to the mail or
> any www address.
 
i guess the most important question here is - can you ping a IP number?

that is, can you 

        ping 216.115.108.245

pete


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