Re: Newbe SuSE ppp Setup Problem and responds to Bernhard

Dave Helton (root@kd0yu.com)
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 00:32:04 -0500 (CDT)


On Tue, 22 Jun 1999, Frank Roberts wrote:

> To: List and Bernhard Lüder:
>
> Thanks for responding.
>
> BUT!
>
> First, my primary objective is to get the system on line then correct other additional problems like printer and CDR/W
> etc. then correct minor problems like firewall. Computer is unplugged from wall when not in immediate usage lightning
> protection and replacement cost being more important than continuous usage. I live in a location where the all day daily
> rain with lighting storm is the norm this time of year - worst in US.

9 out of 10 lightening strikes enter a house through the telco wires!
But.. you knew that ;-)

>
> Second, for some stupid reason or the other that I am not privilege to I can not access http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/
> or any part of this site. I just tried your reference and I have tried it several times in the past. No luck. Also, I have the
> same problem with a number of sites in Europe. Suspect solution to this is to change ISP but that is not an immediate
> feasible option.

My _guess_ is that your ISP has either a broken or blocked dns. Ask your
ISP for his upstream dns ip and plug that into your /etc/resolv.conf

What does a traceroute to these sites turn up?
If traceroute can't resolve the address... see above.

These are places I would start, not necessarily correct or useful.

--Dave
>
> Thank
>
> Frank Roberts
>
> Bernhard Lüder wrote:
>
> > Hi Frank,
> >
> > While I am not a specialist on Suse, first you will have to do something with your inetd.conf. IT IS INSECURE THE WAY IT IS. That is unless you run an effective firewall.
> >
> > # out everything at the beginning of the line (except the services you know you want to provide). This will not affect , if you can look at FTP sites or Telnet to other sites. This will effect if somebody can telnet,
> > finger ... into your machine! So disable whatever you do not want to provide and restart inetd.
> >
> > You should also look at creating a firewall later on (don't wait too long). Check out the archive of HOWTO's:
> >
> > http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/linux/LDP/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX-3.html#ss3.1
> >
> > For your dialup problem I suggest to review:
> > http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/linux/LDP/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO.html
> >
> > and in particaluar the following chapters:
> > http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/linux/LDP/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO-14.html
> > http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/linux/LDP/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO-15.html
> > http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/linux/LDP/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO-16.html
> > http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/linux/LDP/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO-17.html
> > http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/linux/LDP/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO-18.html
> >
> > Hope this helps. Welcome to Linux
> >
> > Regards
> > Bernhard
>
>
>
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