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Re: [vox-tech] Nameserver confusion with non-root users



On Sun, 11 Mar 2001 16:49:51 -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

>> i guess the most important question here is - can you ping a IP number?
>> that is, can you ping 216.115.108.245

Pete,

    In a word, yes. Both as root and as mere user with no packet loss.

Larry

>> >     I can easily connect to DCN (my usual provider) with the modem and
>> > kppp, at least now that I put an old USR Sportster in the box beside the
>> > stupid winmodem. As root, I can collect mail or get out onto the
>> > internet. I cannot however do so when logged in as any other user. The
>> > dialer works, waits, and then reports I'm conected to the network, just
>> > as it does when I'm logged in as root, but I cannot get to the mail or
>> > any www address.





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