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OpenSuse PPP-OE - Need help

Deepak Bala

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 6657

So here is what I am trying to do. I want to connect my Open Suse 11 machine to the internet. I am almost there.

1. I configured my network card and eth0 is up.
2. I configured my DSL with user name and password and I am authenticated.
3. An IP address is assigned to me and the DNS servers are retrieved.

However I cannot ping or visit any website I use the YAST automatic configuration and kinternet to connect. Here are the gritty details - My router IP - IP on the internal network

Before connecting to the internet


After connecting to the internet

Interface config:

Ping fails:
ping: unknown host

Netcat fails:
netcat 80 forward host lookup failed:

Name servers are as expected. I am able to verify that they are valid.
cat /etc/resolv.conf

I do see that kinternet has trouble reading /etc/resolv.conf. It says 'permission denied' although read permissions are set on both /sbin/route and the path that it links to. This should not matter however since the existing entries are already there and valid. I also tried to turn off the firewall suspecting it could be a problem.

So I am being authenticated successfully ( verified with the logs ); assigned an IP; the route seems ok; firewall seems ok. But I cannot browse or do internet things

I have been tweaking settings for 3 days now and all seems in vain. Do enlighten me on what I am doing wrong. I bet its something silly that I overlooked. I have had success configuring the same thing in red hat linux and browsing the internet without trouble. Is there something OpenSuse specific that I am missing ?

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Deepak Bala

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 6657

I have moved this question over to the open suse forums under Network/Internet ->

I will update this thread if I get a reply there. Figured it might be more appropriate to post there.
Stefan Wagner
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Joined: Jun 02, 2003
Posts: 1923

Can you ping (or somebody else) via IP?
Deepak Bala

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 6657

I managed to fix it Thanks for the help

The resolution was to allow my DSL to replace my default route instead of using the router's gateway. I have posted the output of the routing table over at the Suse forums, in case anyone stumbles upon this problem again
I agree. Here's the link:
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