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O'Reilly Network: Testing and Automating PPP

May 27, 2001, 17:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Unruh)

This article builds on a series, introducing some common troubleshooting and scripting steps to the process of getting PPP up and running on a Linux machine.

"...Try a few more names of machines that you know. If your system passes all these tests, try running Netscape and connecting to a page. Everything, I hope, now works.

If not, collect all of the details you can, such as the output in /var/log/ppp -- making sure that you remove your passwords from that file -- and ask for help in the comp.os.linux.networking, alt.os.linux.dial-up, or alt.comp.linux.isp newsgroups.

Be polite and look in the archives on Dejanews because your question may already have been answered many times. When you ask for help or search, make your subject and description as specific as possible. "Nothing works" as a symptom is very, very hard to suggest fixes for."

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