[plug] Access to the internet problem

Phillip Steege psteege at tpg.com.au
Sun Jun 3 05:33:40 WST 2001

On Sunday 03 June 2001 06:12 pm, Simon Collins wrote:
> The eth0 defaulteroute is probably being set-up in the configuration file
> /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1  (this is on Slackware Linux but it is fairly similar on
> other distributions).  Remove the line
> /sbin/route add default gw netmask
> Or in the case of my Slackware make sure that in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 that
> GATEWAY=""  (not GATEWAY="")
> When the GATEWAY has the null string value the default gateway is not
> set-up.
> I am guessing that there is nothing wrong with the ppp set-up.  It is
> trying to set-up a defaultroute but cannot because there is already one in
> place.
> I hope this helps.
> Simon Collins


That was it.  I used netcfg to change my default route to on 
/dev/ppp0 and when I logged into the ISP, my new route table now looks like 
this and is working fine.

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt Iface UH       40 0          0 ppp0   U        40 0          0 eth0       U        40 0          0 lo         UG       40 0          0 ppp0

Thanks to all the Plug members who helped me.

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