Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109884
ppp0 can not be brought up or down for xdsl connection
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
Description of problem:
After using the GUI wizard for setting up xdsl connection, ppp0 can
not be shutdown with "ifdown ppp0". Nor can ppp0 be brought up with
"ifup ppp0" through "/etc/init.d/network restart".
"/etc/init.d/network stop" "....start" reproduce error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Current (Fedora Core 1)
Anytime redhat-config-network is used to create xdsl connection.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create connection using wizard for xdsl
2. Connection comes up through configuration wizard.
3. Shutdown connection via "/etc/init.d/network stop" or restart etc.
4. Watch ifdown/ifup tell you there is no ppp0 configuration.
ifdown and ifup (depending on if you are turning network off or on or
restarting it) errors out with ppp0 not having a configuration. It
then tells you how ifup/ifdown expects devices.
ppp0 should come up and go down cleanly.
Here is some log information. Should have put this in originally, but
I thought there was another step. Sorry never used bugzilla before. ^_^
Nov 11 00:16:10 ghostlike network: Bringing up loopback interface:
Nov 11 00:16:12 ghostlike network: Bringing up interface eth0: succeeded
Nov 11 00:16:15 ghostlike network: Bringing up interface eth1: succeeded
Nov 11 00:16:15 ghostlike ifup: ./ifup: configuration for ppp0 not found.
Nov 11 00:16:15 ghostlike ifup: Usage: ifup <device name>
Nov 11 00:16:15 ghostlike network: Bringing up interface ppp0: failed
Nov 11 17:39:28 ghostlike ifdown: usage: ifdown <device name>
Nov 11 17:39:28 ghostlike network: Shutting down interface ppp0: failed
Nov 11 17:39:28 ghostlike network: Shutting down interface eth0:
Nov 11 17:39:28 ghostlike network: Shutting down interface eth1:
Nov 11 17:39:28 ghostlike network: Shutting down loopback interface:
-- End Log
I made the problem go away by simply changing the name of what
redhat-config-network made in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts from
ifcfg-sbcglobal to ifcfg-ppp0.
Apparently the configuration script names the ppp0 connection after
your isp name. Is this actually a bug or just I should be naming my
isp ppp0 as opposed to sbcglobal. Either way, this is a work around
This is a duplicate of bug #109601, which is now resolved. Applying
the patch there to the file /etc/init.d/network fixes the problem.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 109601 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.