|Summary:||Some PAP secrets need quoting|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||danf|
|Component:||linuxconf||Assignee:||Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-08-28 19:32:15 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description danf 1999-05-08 19:54:47 UTC
A PAP password entered with gnome-linuxconf that contains an octothorpe '#' character appears to cause pppd to truncate the password, causing logins to fail. '#' (and maybe other characters) must be backslash quoted in the /etc/ppp/pap-secrets file.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-27 23:07:59 UTC
*** Bug 4753 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** I am setting up a system that uses PPP to dial out to a server. To dial out through the PBX at that location, you must dial a "#" first. This character is a comment character to the "chat" program if it is at the beginning of a line, but not anywhere else on the line. However, linuxconf cannot handle the "#" in the dial string. If I put it in and save the interface and then go back in to the interface configuration screen, the dial number is empty (like linuxconf sees "#" as a comment anywhere and tosses it). It looks like linuxconf does not even save the dial number; if I go in and manually edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/chat-ppp0, it just has a line like: 'OK' 'ATDT' and I have to manually put in the number to dial. If I go back in to linuxconf and do anything to the interface I have to again manually put the number in.