> If kppp dials in with my modem under root no problems. However if I
> dial in under my username the modem dials and seems to connect but
> mozilla mail doesn't download my mail. It comes up with a message
> resolving host pop.ihug.co.nz and stays there and doesn't download my
> mail . I have changed my permisions on /dev/modem and made sure I have
> the correct permissions for Mozilla mail and it also seems I have the
> same problem web browsing does anybody know what files I would have to
> change the permissions on. It may be a stupid question but I don't know.
What this sounds like is a problem resolving if you dial in as a user,
not as root.
To test this, try connecting to the Internet as your username, and open
up a terminal and issue the following command:
/bin/ping -c 5 18.104.22.168
This will send 5 ICMP ping packets to one of xtra's nameservers (which
you should be able to ping from anywhere).
If this doesn't work, it either means that your ISP is brokenly
firewalling ICMP, or that you haven't in fact connected.
If this does work fine, then the problem is probably that your resolver
isn't being set correctly when you log in as your user. If you could
issue the following commands (while you are dialed in as your user) and
give us the output it would be good
ls -la /etc/resolv.conf
> You will contract a rare disease.
SARS! I saw a Chinese man cough yesterday.
(I saw it happen on TV, but sometimes that's all it takes!)
Glyn Webster ~ Simplicity himself. ~ glyn(a)wave.co.nz
On Fri, 2003-04-11 at 14:52, Gavin Grieve wrote:
> On 4/11/2003, "Andreas Girardet" <andreas(a)yoper.com> wrote:
> >:) I am sure I am going to be at another LUG meeting, since Auckland ain't
> >that far.
> Dammit, I guess this'll mean I should turn up for meetings again then. I'm
> going to try, but depending on my schedule (read: shifts), it may only be
> every second month or so.
thats even more regularly than when you were in hamilton though ;)
IT Systems Manager
Red Hat 9 (shrike) was yesterday released to the FTP servers for Red Hat Network subscribers.
Being that Linux users are an impatient lot, it was made available quickly through the new open source P2P system BitTorrent (see http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/).
I have downloaded it and burnt it to 3 CDs. (No docs/SRPMs yet.) I've copied it for Greig McGill, and I'll give it to Matthias Dallmeier at lunchtime. Anyone who wants a copy _today_ is advised to hop onto #wlug on IRC and organise something with Matthias, who is looking after wider public distribution. Otherwise, posts to the list will probably quickly result in offers of copies.
Next: Knoppix 3.2, which I haven't DLed because it changes almost daily!
Side note: while some people may suggest that we should be supporting Red Hat Ltd. and not 'copying' the release that they have released earlier for paying customers, think of it this way: by downloading it P2P with BitTorrent, all the people who would have hammered the main site come a week from now will have just saved Red Hat Ltd. a lot of money in bandwidth charges.
Side side note: BitTorrent wasn't nearly as fast a method for downloading as everyone made out on Slashdot!
Argh! Then *I* manage to do the same thing.........
(yes, this was meant for the list..)
> Hi John,
> You actually sent this message to the list instead of to the maintenance
> address, but I've manually unsubscribed you.