Bug 6588

Summary: netcfg fails to activate ppp interface
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: vvzhy
Component: initscriptsAssignee: Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>
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Version: 6.1   
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Description vvzhy 1999-11-01 06:08:34 UTC
Pressing button "Activate" on the netcfg panel fails to
activate ppp interfaces. It seems that netcfg tries to
execute
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0
in wrontg envinoment since I start
ifup ifcfg-ppp0
manually (being in the directory
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/) ererything goes just
fine.

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-19 20:54:59 UTC
Thank you for a very good bug report; it made it quite easy to find
and fix the bug.  It will be fixed in the next initscripts release.
In the meantime, you can use rp3 or usernet to control the interface,
or you can use
  ifup ppp0
and
  ifdown ppp0
to bring your ppp device up and down from the command line.