I'm about to take the plunge and get hooked up to Charter Cable for
internet access. Does anyone have any experience/recommendations for
cable modems? Is it better to buy my own, and from where?
I was very successful last time in mailing this list when I was looking for
a UNIX (Solaris) admin [about a year ago I sent a similar message in which
Adam responded and has been working at UMASS since].
I am now again looking to fill a UNIX admin position at UMASS Medical School
(in Worcester). If you know anyone and or you are interested please email
me your resume and I will forward it to the powers to be.
And sorry for the spam :)
Hmmm. Perhaps they have a proxy in-line and the proxy is having trouble.
Charles C. Bennett, Jr. VA LiNUX Systems
Systems Engineer, Northeast US 25 Burlington Mall Rd., Suite 300
+1 617 543-6513 Burlington, MA 01803-4145
I have a problem accessing the Internet. On precisely every other attempt, I
For example, every other unique URL I click in Netscape gives me the following
A network error occurred while Netscape was receiving data.
(Network error: connection reset by peer)
Try connecting again.
I suspect that my network provider's DNS server is having problems. Since I'm a
DHCP client of AT&T Broadband, I tried removing all but one of the nameserver
lines in the /etc/resolv.conf file to see if one of them was flaky. After
trying all 3 provided nameservers uniquely, either this isn't the problem, or
they're all flaky.
Andy Stewart, Founder -o) | It is easier to change the specification
Worcester Linux Users' Group /\ | to fit the program than vice versa.
Worcester, MA, USA _\_v |
I've got kernel 2.4.1 up and running and am pleased that all seems to be relatively well.
My boss has an iMac at home and dials in via a ppp connection to one of my linux boxes running now 2.4.1. I've played with various ppp options and have removed just about everything from the /etc/ppp/options file.
Feb 23 11:37:15 lx1 pppd: pppd 2.3.11 started by a_ppp, uid 0
Feb 23 11:37:15 lx1 pppd: ioctl(PPPIOCGFLAGS): Invalid argument
Feb 23 11:37:15 lx1 pppd: tcsetattr: Invalid argument
Feb 23 11:37:15 lx1 pppd: Exit.
Here's the current modules:
(root on lx1) peterg # lsmod
Module Size Used by
iptable_mangle 1884 0 (unused)
iptable_filter 1848 0 (unused)
ip_tables 13016 2 [iptable_mangle iptable_filter]
slip 5688 0 (unused)
bsd_comp 4172 0 (unused)
ppp_deflate 41148 0 (unused)
ppp_async 6060 0
ppp_generic 13088 0 [bsd_comp ppp_deflate ppp_async]
slhc 4836 0 [ppp_generic]
3c59x 23420 2 (autoclean)
agpgart 21900 0 (unused)
I also happened to read something this morning on lwn.net (http://lwn.net/2001/0222/kernel.php3) that suggested that certain ppp things weren't working because the MTU min size was higher than ppp wanted to set. As it suggested i've done: `echo 256 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/route/min_adv_mss` to no avail!
I keep suggesting (lately increasingly less subtly) that he consider a cable modem but so far he still wants to do it this way. Any ideas?
The postings on the message board at wlug.org have the wrong year
attached to them. I posted a message on 2/21/01, and the date
on it is "2/21/00", instead of "2/21/01". This ought to be
I hope this gets to the right person...
When i pop my mail i create a tunnel through ssh, and pop through that. Using
"ssh -C -f me(a)pop.myserver -L 10110:pop.myserver:110 sleep 30"
Well every time i create the tunnel i have to enter my password for the pop
server. Is there a way to use ssh tools so i don't have to enter my password?
I'm using kmail is that's relevant.