Re: mu SETUP

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Tue Sep 28 1999 - 17:55:02 CEST

On Tue, Sep 28, 1999 at 09:30:20AM +0100, Rik Hughes wrote:
> how do I get onto the net from the CLI. I have connected to my ISP using ppp-on and all is okay, then when I do either Chimera or lynx I get host not found. I am sure I am missing something but I can't find out what. Also the modem disconnects after a couple of minutes, is this because the network is not being used?

Probably you are not connected. Issue "ifconfig" when connected.
You can see the entry "ppp0"? if yes, connection is ok.

Next problem is DNS (nameserver): if you do not set the correct IP
you cannot use hostname with lynx.

Try ping to you DNS to test connection:

                # ping 223.182.....

Finally, test DNS name-resolution using "nc":

        # nc -v 80

You can see the message:

                www.altavista [IPADDR]: (www) open ?


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