|Summary:||fix rh ppp "failed to active interface"|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Rui Li <ruili>|
|Component:||ppp||Assignee:||Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>|
|Status:||CLOSED DEFERRED||QA Contact:||Aaron Brown <abrown>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2001-01-04 01:23:25 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Rui Li 2000-12-27 19:09:49 UTC
after create an account by using dialup configuration. the debug works fine. but can not use RH PPP Dialer. it return the message "failed to active interface" here is how to fix it 1. use dialup configuration to create your account. 2. click on edit 3. click on advanced 3. make sure "let ppp do all autoentication" is checked. 4. make sure "Bring link up and down automaticlly" is un-checked! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ then, the ppp will works fine. if you select "Bring link up and down automaticlly" then you will get the error message "failed to active interface" under RH ppp Dialer but you still can dial out by using "debug" function under dialup configuration.
Comment 1 John J. Germs 2001-01-04 01:23:22 UTC
**I posted this information in bug 21667** **But it applies strongly to this Summary** I have had a similar problem which I noticed when 7 first came out ... The reason I didn't mention anything earlier was it suddenly worked one day, so I dismissed it as something I did. Well.. I recently did a fresh install and the same thing happened.(failed to activate interface)..... Another thing that was interesting was if I entered my dns numbers in Network Configurator I would be able to open Netscape and go to an address after the rp3 failed to activate.... What would happen was it would dial out...strange. Turns out the reason I got it working before was I downloaded and compiled a 2.4 kernel, booted with it and tried the Dailup Configuration utility from scratch again. That's all it took. Once I had this interface working I tried booting from the stock 2.2.16-22 kernel and it worked without any problems as well. I did not change authentication or the link at all...It is still at the defaults. ...G...
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-01-16 02:31:01 UTC
Looks like the demand-dialing support isn't working right. Please go to the advanced options dialog in rp3-config and switch off "Bring link up and down automatically". We'll disable this default setting in rp3 until we fix it.