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Bug 110247 - ppp / DSL connection problem
ppp / DSL connection problem
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-11-17 10:14 EST by Mike Dill
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:40 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 12:36:08 EDT
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Description Mike Dill 2003-11-17 10:14:54 EST
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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.
Actual results:
It will fail to connect.

Expected results:
A usable dsl connection.

Additional info:
Changing the external nic to eth0 and setting up the ifcfg file name
ifcfg-ppp0 makes a successful connection.
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2004-10-07 10:09:58 EDT
This is not a ppp problem, assigning to initscripts.
Comment 2 Ngo Than 2004-10-07 12:36:08 EDT
As i know it's already fixed in current fc2 and later. Please reopen
it if the problem still appears. Thanks

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