Bug 141623 - Please add pptpd to the distribution
Summary: Please add pptpd to the distribution
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Riek
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URL: http://sourceforge.net/projects/poptop/
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-12-02 15:58 UTC by Zenon Panoussis
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 19:12:20 UTC
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Description Zenon Panoussis 2004-12-02 15:58:33 UTC
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Description of problem:
pptpd is needed to create simple Windows VPNs, so it should be in wide use and even wider need. However, it requires a patched kernel. Patching the already multi-patched RHEL kernels is a minor nightmare, so it would be really nice to have the extra ppp modules there by default.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Spend hours patching the kernel.
2. Read your mail. Find an RHSA there, telling you that a new kernel was just released.
3. Start over again.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2004-12-08 23:02:57 UTC
Internal RFE bug #142325 entered; will be considered for future releases.

Comment 2 Zenon Panoussis 2004-12-09 00:05:00 UTC
Thank you. 

The patches needed can be found at 
, mppe and related are the crucial ones. Most of the patch work has been done
and the pptpd project is already very rpm-oriented, so merging into RHEL ought
to be fairly easy. 

Comment 4 David Lawrence 2006-03-10 01:25:27 UTC
NEEDINFO_PM status has been obsoleted. Changing status to NEEDINFO and assigning
to riek@redhat.com

Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:12:20 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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