With Redhat 6.1 I've been unable to properly install PPP. All
the guidebooks tell me to do it from linuxconfig, which I do.
I set up the connection as well as the DNS name. All this I
do by the book.
But, PPP doesn't work unless I /also/ set it up with this other
configuration utility, on the Internet menu of Gnome, called
Dial Up Manager or something. Even if I set up a connection
with linuxconfig and it lists it, it will always give me the
"Set up new connection" dialog box. I eventually find a way to
set everything up, doubling my work, and get PPP to work. Then
I put in a secondary DNS address which later turns out to be
invalid, making PPP not work again. I keep going into both
programs and attempting to get rid of this spurious information,
and I do. But then I go back to check if it's gone, and lo, it's
still there. I cannot alter the DNS addresses.
I am now downloading what claims to be an update of linuxconfig.
I am doing this through windows because it works and linux
doesn't. I only hope it doesn't screw everyrthing up royally,
like when I tried installing wheel-mouse support, and midnight
commander wouldn't work anymore.
this should be fixed both in 6.2, and in pinstripe, where rp3 is the default
tool for setting up ppp.