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Date:      Mon, 8 Jun 1998 13:25:18 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Jeremy Shaffner <>
To:        Christopher Cox <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Followed directions!  Cannot get ISP up!
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000101bd92b1$5ea3c620$12452599@amd>

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On Mon, 8 Jun 1998, Christopher Cox wrote:

> Okay, I currently use MSN, and have followed directions from the Complete
> FreeBSD book to a tea and this is what happens... I can get into the
> terminal and type atdt6051880 and go through the login prompts.  When I log
> in, MSN tells what the IP address is and it goes back to the ppp ON myname>
> prompt.. but nothing happens and I cant use the Internet.
> I set up the ppp.conf and ppp.linkup files correctly, and it says Dial OK,
> login OK and dumps me back to the ppp ON myname> prompt.  I have followed
> everything including the lines in ppp.linkup to no avail!  Could someone
> help me?  Or point me out to an Arizona ISP that will work with FreeBSD?

What are you expecting to happen?  Bells and whistles?

ppp ON myname>

Means you're ON.  Switch to another terminal (ALT-F2, etc) and type:

$ ping

if you get...

PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=245 time=83.214 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=245 time=79.335 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=245 time=79.099 ms

...It's working.  (Assumming DNS is functional.  You can also ping

Jeremy Shaffner					JORSM Internet
Senior Technical Support 		  Northwest Indiana's Premium				   Internet Service Provider	

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