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Bug 2668

Summary: Some PAP secrets need quoting
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: danf
Component: linuxconfAssignee: Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>
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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.

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-08-28 19:32:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 987 ***