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Bug 109945 - RFE: Use of ppp-watch for non ppp[0-9] interfaces
Summary: RFE: Use of ppp-watch for non ppp[0-9] interfaces
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-11-13 09:44 UTC by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:40 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-03-20 21:23:01 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Complete patch (deleted)
2004-02-15 14:49 UTC, Pierre Ossman
no flags Details | Diff

Description Pierre Ossman 2003-11-13 09:44:03 UTC
Description of problem:
ppp-watch as it is now calls ifup-ppp to bring up the interface.
I'd like it to call ifup instead allowing for more generic use. The
reason for this is that I'm using a VPN solution based on PPP over SSH
and ppp-watch is great for maintaining the integrity of the tunnel.
The system is designed to integrate into initscripts (so that one can
use ifup/ifdown vpn2) so I'd like to reuse as much of the framework as
possible. With the current layout, this isn't possible however...

I've done these patches myself and the tunnel system is very stable.
It would be nice to have these modifications (the ppp-watch patch, not
the tunnel system) in the main release so I wouldn't have to run a
modified version...

A summary of what I've done to make it work can be found at
More or less all I've done is make ppp-watch call ifup and make sure
that the new scripts called can handle the "daemon" parameter that
ppp-watch provides. Also I had to tweak some other scripts to get
automatic routes to work.

Comment 1 Pierre Ossman 2004-02-15 14:49:18 UTC
Created attachment 97686 [details]
Complete patch

Sorry it took so long but here is the patch against the current stable
initscripts (7.42.2-1 from FC1).

It also includes a fix for bug 92023 since it was difficult to do anything
useful with the tunnels witout this fix.

Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2006-03-20 14:46:55 UTC
is this still relevant?
says the user of these hooks is not developed anymore.

Comment 3 Pierre Ossman 2006-03-20 18:15:29 UTC
Correct, they are not. So personally I don't care anymore. :)

Comment 4 Miloslav Trmač 2006-03-20 21:23:01 UTC
Thanks.  In that case let's keep the current code, adding hooks without a known
user would just make possible changes in the future harder.

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