KPPP with Fedora Core 2

Clyde Wilson clydew at
Mon Jun 7 03:14:28 UTC 2004

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven P. Ulrick" <ulrick2 at>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list at>
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: KPPP with Fedora Core 2

> On Sun, 6 Jun 2004 15:14:55 -0700
> "Clyde Wilson" <clydew at> wrote:
> > I just installed Fedora Core 2 and I can't get kppp to work.  It
> > executes and connects...but then nothing.  I've been using kppp for a
> > long time.  Last week I used it with Core 1, so I suspect something
> > has changed.  Any help would be appreciated!
> Hello, Clyde :)
> That sounds EXACTLY like what happened to me.  I never found a permanent
> fix, but I will quote in full my response to someone that I helped to
> attain a good workaround (so good that I forget that I ever had the
> problem :))
> =======================================================================
> I never found a PERMANENT fix, but this is what I found: in my case, the
> DNS (Domain Name Server) addresses were not being written to the
> /etc/resolv.conf file like they are supposed to.  What I did, at first,
> was this:
> 1. Connected to the internet using my Fedora Core 1 installation.
> 2. Copied "/etc/resolv.conf", WHILE I was connected to the Internet to a
> location that I could copy and paste it from later.  I had to do it that
> way, becuase /etc/resolv.conf is EMPTY when you are not connected to the
> Internet.
> 3. Rebooted into Fedora Core 2
> 4. Connected to the Internet, using KPPP, then, as root, I copied the
> "/etc/resolv.conf" that I had gotten from Fedora Core 1 while I was
> CONNECTED to the Internet to "/etc/resolv.conf" in Fedora Core 2.
> 5. Voila! Problem is fixed!
> In other words, I copied /etc/resolv.conf which I had gotten from a
> running, Internet connected Fedora Core 1 session, to a running,
> Internet connected Fedora Core 2 session, and I was able to do
> everything that I could not do before.
> After a few days of manually copying my /etc/resolv.conf file from
> Fedora Core 1 to Fedora Core 2 EVERY time we connected to the Internet,
> I found out that I could set those addresses statically in KPPP (I have
> NEVER had to do this before.  It always JUST WORKED :))
> Assuming you can get a hold of the DNS addresses of your Internet
> Provider, do the following:
> kppp | Configure | Accounts | Edit (the problem account) | DNS
> 1. Domain name: (example)
> 2. Configuration: Manual
> 3. DNS IP address: 12.345.678.12 (example, of course :))
> 4. Because I had two entries in my /etc/resolv.conf file from Fedora
> Core 1, I repeated step 3, and put the second address in.
> 5. You should now have two entries that look like the numbers in step 3
> in the box labled: DNS address list
> Since I started doing that, everything works perfectly.  In fact, I had
> forgotten that I had ever had this problem until I got your email :)
> Of course, the question still remains: Why did this problem crop up,
> apparently, between Fedora Core 2, Test Release 3 (all updated applied)
> and Fedora Core 2?  This is a mystery......
> Anyway, if you have any further questions, please let me know.
> Thank you for letting me help you on this :)
> Steven P. Ulrick
> --
Thanks Steven, you were absolutely correct.  Great instructions for someone
who knows very little.  Keep up the great work.

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