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Bug 3227

Summary: pump locking
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: pierre.thonne
Component: pumpAssignee: Erik Troan <ewt>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact:
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 6.0CC: ckjohnson, jbj, mrbill
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 15:46:24 UTC Type: ---
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Description pierre.thonne 1999-06-03 05:52:59 UTC
Sorry to chooce the dhcpcd component because pump is not

I use pump to connect to my internet ISP. I use a
I use a network card connected in the slot 0 of the pcmcia
I receive well my IP address and all the other address
(DNS,...). One thing important : the lease time is very
short; only 20 minutes.

Until the lease time is finished, I can do the following
command without problem : pump --status. If the lease time
is finished (in fact the DHCP server (witch is NT I thing,
because, I had to install the new pump package)), this
command doesn't answer. A CTRL-C and I can goes futher.
If I forgot to do that blocking command and I do a shutdown
of Linux, I can't do a CTRL-C (normal, I'm shutting down!),
I have no other choice to power off the machine : bad isn't

By the way, the Internet is still accessible, I can use
netscape without problem.

Pierre Thonne

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-06 15:15:59 UTC
*** Bug 3296 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

I've got RH6 working just fine, except for one problem -

I've installed the latest version from updates:

[root@cs2867-105 /root]# rpm -q pump

and it assigns an IP address just fine via DHCP at bootup
(I'm an Austin RoadRunner cablemodem subscriber):

[root@cs2867-105 /root]# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr
          inet addr:
Bcast:                   Mask:
          RX packets:55484 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
          TX packets:51350 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
          collisions:1128 txqueuelen:100
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0xe800

However, it seems that the dhcp lease is *not* being renewed
- forcing me to stop/restart the network interface every
few hours, in order to either re-grab the same IP address,
or be assigned a new one.

Other strangeness:

[root@cs2867-105 /root]# pump -i eth0 -s
Operation failed.

[root@cs2867-105 /root]# pump -R
Operation failed.

[root@cs2867-105 /root]# pump -s
Operation failed.

System is an Intel Celeron 366, Abit BH6 motherboard,
17.2gig IDE HD, Netgear FA310TX (DEC Tulip chipset 10/100bt)
ethernet card, Riva TNT (AGP) video, PS/2 keyboard and
mouse.  256mb RAM.

------- Additional Comments From  06/06/99 03:33 -------
My behavior is similar to that experienced in bug #3227, btw.

Comment 2 Erik Troan 1999-06-22 19:34:59 UTC
Have you tried the new pump from the errata? Lease renewal was
definitely broken...

Please let us know if that doesn't fix these problems.

Comment 3 pierre.thonne 1999-06-23 06:02:59 UTC
I'm using the pump package from the errata. I had to use it because
with the original one, i cannot connect to my ISP (cable-modem).
So i was using the pump-0.6.7-1.i386.rpm package when I first describe
the problem here.



------- Additional Comments From   06/23/99 05:53 -------
This *is* the version from the errata, unfortunately; I applied all
relevant updates immediately after I installed the OS.
 -bill (

Comment 4 Breckin Loggins 2000-01-20 03:00:59 UTC
I've been told that the newest version of pump fixes these problems.
(  This is version 0.7.3-2 or
something like that.  Beware that this is a "bleeding edge" release and as such
it may not be terribly stable.  Anyway, I was having the exact same problem with
pump.  At first I thought it was a problem with IP Masquerading (since I'm using
the box as a proxy server).  It took me several days of having the machine work
fine for an hour, then not connecting to the internet at all.  I couldn't ping
any public IP addresses from either the NATed hosts or the linux box itself.
When I rebooted it worked fine for about another hour.  I finally caught on when
I realized that my cable modem company's DHCP server sets a lease time of (you
guessed it) one hour.  Pump was completely locking up when it tried to renew the
DHCP address, taking the entire eth0 interface down with it.  If I killed it
(using a killall pump command) and then brought it back up it worked fine until
it had to renew again.  Also noticed that "pump -R" or "pump -R -i eth0" never
worked even after I upgraded pump to 0.7.0.  Anyway, to make a long story short
(too late, I know) I just did away with pump and went back to good 'ol dhcpcd.
It works perfectly for my purposes and it hasn't gone down since.

Comment 5 Erik Troan 2000-02-03 15:46:59 UTC
There will be a new pump (0.7.6) on this afternoon,
which I believe fixes these problems. If  it does not help, please reopen this