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Bug 54680

Summary: Demand-dialed PPP connections hang when started (again)
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Göran Uddeborg <goeran>
Component: initscriptsAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Version: 7.3CC: rvokal
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Description Flags
My modifications to make PPP startup work again. none

Description Göran Uddeborg 2001-10-16 09:28:02 UTC
Description of Problem:
When I upgraded from initscripts 5.49 to 6.40 an old problem reappeared. 
For PPP interfaces using demand dialing, "ifup" hangs.

In the 5.49 version of ifup-ppp the DEMAND option modified the behaviour of
the script in some critical places.  This code apparently was lost
somewhere on the way to 6.40.  As far as I can understand it is still
needed.  At least for me, "ifup" hangs when I try to do "ifup ppp0".  And
consequently, the boot process don't run smoothly.
I modified ifup-ppp with some code from the 5.49, and my system appears to
be fine again.  I enclose the patch. (Beware, though, this is not very well

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How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Set DEMAND=yes in one ifcfg-pppX
2.  Do "ifup pppX" for the same X.

Actual Results:
The ifup don't finish.

Expected Results:
I expect ifup to finish.  Apparently the boot scripts do too.

Comment 1 Göran Uddeborg 2001-10-16 09:33:50 UTC
Created attachment 34182 [details]
My modifications to make PPP startup work again.

Comment 2 Göran Uddeborg 2003-07-11 19:27:02 UTC
This works again with initscripts 7.24-2.92. (From Cambridge alpha 2.  Could
very well work with 7.14-1 from RH9 too, even if I can't easily verify right now.)