On Sat, Jun 15, 2002 at 10:35:06AM +0100, Patrick Kiernan wrote:
> I've setup my dial-up connection with pppconfig so to get online I type
> "pon iol". I've given my
> normal user account access to do this also but everytime I connect I
> still have to change to root and
> add the default gw otherwise I can't ping anywhere. The default gw being:
>> ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
> *inet addr:126.96.36.199* P-t-P:188.8.131.52
> UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
> RX packets:136 errors:2 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:2
> TX packets:123 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> collisions:0 txqueuelen:10
> RX bytes:70775 (69.1 Kb) TX bytes:6201 (6.0 Kb)
>> The bit in bold there and since this changes everytime I connect, I have
> to change it manually.
>pppd wont replace the default route if there is already one there for your
local network. Edit /etc/network/interfaces and remove the "gateway" line,
ifdown/ifup your local interface and the default route should be permanently
gone. pppd will now automatically set the default route next time you connect.
> Maybe I should get the latest version of pppconfig? - Anyone know good
> apt sources for Debian Woody 3.0 testing/unstable?
>I find the official UK one to be very fast, but its not really an option if
your on dialup - the apt-get update alone is nearly a 2MB download now.
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