Bug 7016 - problems with kppp and network connection
problems with kppp and network connection
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ppp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-11-15 11:08 EST by jsberrios
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-19 16:40:35 EST
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Description jsberrios 1999-11-15 11:08:10 EST
I have a small network at home in which I use my Linux computer as a file
server and a printer server using SAMBA.  I also connect to the internet
with this machine using KPPP.  With Red Hat Linux 6.0 this worked well, but
with Red Hat Linux 6.1 once I get my modem connected I get the following

Nov 14 18:50:47 gator pppd[1529]: Connect: ppp1 <-->/dev/cua0
Nov 14 18:50:48 gator pppd[1529]: Remote message: ^@
Nov 14 18:50:50 gator pppd[1529]: not replacing existing default route to
eth0 []
Nov 14 18:50:50 gator pppd[1529]: local  IP address
Nov 14 18:50:50 gator pppd[1529]: remote IP address

As soon as I saw this happening, I disconnected my network card.  As soon
as I did this and retried again, I was able to connect and surf the

Is there a way that I can keep my network card and network configuration
and at the same time be able to surf the net using the dial-up connection?

Thanks in advance for your help on this matter
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-19 16:40:59 EST
Remove the default route for your internal network. You should only need
one default route, and if your internal network does not provide a route
to the internet, you shouldn't have a default route for it.

In /etc/sysconfig/network, make sure you have
and that should fix it.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-11-20 21:27:22 EST

I am new to Linux. Using RedHat 7.2.

I have the same setup as described in this post and am having the same problem.
I have a small home network with Samba, and a modem to dial into the Internet. I
can connect fine with kppp but can't see anything on the Internet (except for
the remote gateway).

I have tried your resolution but that doesn't seem to work either. I have
updated to the latest initscripts, ppp and pam packages using red hat network.

I have also tried adding GATEWAY= and GATEWAYDEV= to the /etc/sysconfig/network
file, with no success.

I have a gateway set up to another machine that also dials to the Internet, so
am able to browse the Internet via the network through that machine. However, I
would also like to be able to use the dial-up as well.

Here is the result of route -n before connecting using kppp:

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface   U     0      0        0 eth0       U     0      0        0 lo         UG    0      0        0 eth0

and here is the result of route -n after connnecting using kppp:

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface UH    0      0        0 ppp0   U     0      0        0 eth0       U     0      0        0 lo         UG    0      0        0 eth0

Hope you can help me.

thanks in advance

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