Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 110247
ppp / DSL connection problem
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:40:28 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
DSL connection fails if the external nic is eth1. But eth0 will work.
The external nic is configured to not be active at boot - and to use
dhcp. pppoe is supposed to activate the nic at connect time. But it
cannot activate eth1 - butit CAN eth0. Also - if the ifcfg file is
named anything other than ifcfg-ppp0, the dsl connection will also
fail. I have confirmed it - and it is repeatable on 3 machine in my
possession. Changing the external nic to eth0 and setting up the
ifcfg file name ifcfg-ppp0 makes a successful connection. But this is
at best - a work-around. This has been confirmed with other users as
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fedora with ppp;
2. Setup a connection with any name other than ppp0 ... with a
resulting ifcfg-<whatever> file in/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts.
Also have it point to eth1 even if names ppp0 (ifcfg-ppp0);
3. Make sure the external nic is set for dhcp protocol and not to
activiate on boot.
4. Try to connect to your dsl.
It will fail to connect.
A usable dsl connection.
Changing the external nic to eth0 and setting up the ifcfg file name
ifcfg-ppp0 makes a successful connection.
This is not a ppp problem, assigning to initscripts.
As i know it's already fixed in current fc2 and later. Please reopen
it if the problem still appears. Thanks