Rebecca Ore on Thu, 3 Jul 2003 17:10:18 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] verizon dsl pppoe help tonight

On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 01:27:58PM -0700, M.Simons ( wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Jul 2003, Rebecca Ore wrote:
> > I strongly recommend a little router if you can afford one.  Otherwise,
> > what worked for me was Roaring Penguin PPPoE, but I don't know what
> > gotchas there might be for Debian.  (I sent you email but I'm still in
> > the middle of trying to get mutt using sendmail to authenticate to
> >, which may just be impossible.  Gnus is
> > authenticating my Verizon secondary user just fine).
> > Normally, Verizon isn't like this.  Do you have your user name and
> > password?
> Yes, I have my username and password... I had everything working on a
> windows box until that box went kaput.
> Now I've been trying to get it to work on Linux, first unsuccessfully with
> a LEAF distro, and now with this debian distro, I am using it's packaged
> pppoe which seems to be a packaged roaring penguin.

Does the modem appear to be talking to Verizon at all, synched?  

Verizon gives as the secondary and primary DNS.  You'll need to
tell the configuration program that you're using pppoe and your log-in
name and password.  (I'm looking at the Belkin router's configs now).

Some of this may be in your network config files rather than in the
RoaringPenguin program.  You want to check that for configuring your
machine, too, as in make sure that it understands what the dns is.

I put in as secondary dns

This is going in your network config files.  I think this was the thing
that threw me.  I expected to put that in the pppoe program.

(Now, if my .procmailrc file doesn't put all my mail in this folder,
I'll be a happy woman).

> Right now it seems like a routing problem or something, of course since my
> connection isnt responding to anything, I'm nto sure whats up.  "route -n"
> produces nothing for me. ifconfig -a does produce something, I seem to
> display some rx and tx bytes, but I dunno.. I'm pretty much a clueless
> newbie here.
> Any additional suggestions?
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