redhat-config-network does not bring /etc/resolv via dhcp

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Minghui Yang, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Minghui Yang

    Minghui Yang Guest

    Hi,

    I have been using tkpppoe which has a tiny GUI with three buttons:
    start/stop/exit to connect to the internet. I have a yahoosbc dsl.

    Recently I cloned my linux partition to a larger disk. I could have
    done a clean installation of RH9 and I would not have this problem
    but I decided to clone my existing one (was RH7, far from up2date,
    but I have updated some packages that I frequently use). Because now
    I have more disk space, I started installing more rpm packages. The
    first one I tried to install is the redhat-config-network package.
    I had also to install a bunch of other packages before I was able
    to finally get it installed.

    I created a xDSL connection and it was as easy as with tkpppoe. However,
    when I tried to activate it, I observed the following:
    (1) ifconfig output
    # ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:40:63:C4:13:85
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:2162 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:2357 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
    Interrupt:5 Base address:0xd400

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:1791 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1791 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

    ppp0 Link encap:point-to-Point Protocol
    inet addr:68.121.217.207 P-t-P:10.1.1.1 Mask:255.255.255.255
    UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1492 Metric:1
    RX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
    (2) /etc/resolv was empty, therefore no way to connect to the internet.
    (3) The redhat-config-network GUI showed the ppp0 device to be inactive,
    so I had no way to deactivate it but using kill -9 those dsl/ppp processes.
    After I killed those processes, I can still use the old tkpppoe GUI to
    do the connection.

    I am wondering what went wrong? A clean installation of RH9 did not have
    this problem at all.

    Thanks,
    Minghui
     
    Minghui Yang, Dec 6, 2003
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