On Sunday 06 August 2006 18:57, tyche wrote:
> I need my dsl to come on at boot up and stay on.
> How is this done. new to suse, from fedora.
SuSE is different here, it's quite good though.
The network connection is controlled by SMPPPd
not Roaring Penguin pppoe like RedHat.
You should get a little applet "kinternet"
to control it, dial in, hangup, look at data rates etc.
This can be set up to work from any computer on your intranet
not just the one with the pppoe connection.
"kinternet" and the command line equivalent "cinternet"
are set up with "/etc/smpppd-c.conf" and "/etc/smpppd.conf"
You can set up DSL fairly intuitively using
YaST2 : Network Devices : DSL
However the files created
are more set up for on-demand connection.
Here are my connection settings:
As you can see I tried messing with AUTO_RECONNECT
but ended up setting it back to 'no'.
I found the SMPPPd AUTO_RECONNECT
interfered with pppd's "persist" option.
PPPd is controlled by...
# Not every option is listed here, see man pppd for more details.
# This file is read by the pppd, it is an error when it is not present.
<snip heaps of mostly irrelevant stuff>
# Specifies that pppd should disconnect
# if the link is idle for n seconds.
# 0 means no disconnect
# Added by michaelj 2005-10-18 to keep the thing on the net.
# Wait 30 seconds before trying to re-connect.
# Specifies the maximal number
# of attempts to connect to the server.
# This is useful for dial on demand.
# Default value is 10. 0 means keep trying.
<snip more even more irrelevant stuff>
If you can't seem to get connected,
the log is in /var/log/smpppd/ifcfg-dsl0.log
There is a debug parameter in /etc/ppp/options
if you want more info.
Hope this helps, enjoy SuSE,
Michael James [hidden email] System Administrator voice: 02 6246 5040
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