Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 142436
initscripts - ifup ppp0 hangs and never completes
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:51:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
I'm running rawhide initscripts 8.00-1 and seem to have a problem.
ppp-watch never completes and ifup ppp0 just hangs:
+ '[' -r keys-ifcfg-ppp0 ']'
+ case "$TYPE" in
+ '[' -z ppp ']'
+ '[' -z '' -a -n '' ']'
+ '[' -z '' ']'
+ '[' ppp0 '!=' ppp0 ']'
+ '[' -n '' ']'
+ '[' -n '' ']'
+ '[' no '!=' yes -a Modem '!=' xDSL ']'
+ exec /sbin/ppp-watch ppp0 ''
Failed to activate ppp0 with error 35
The failed to activate comes when I hit ctl-c. If I look in the logs I
Dec 7 08:39:46 localhost wvdial: CONNECT 45333/ARQ/V90/LAPM/V42BIS
Dec 7 08:39:46 localhost wvdial: Carrier detected. Chatmode
Dec 7 08:39:46 localhost pppd: Serial connection established.
Dec 7 08:39:46 localhost pppd: Using interface ppp0
Dec 7 08:39:46 localhost pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyS0
Dec 7 08:39:53 localhost pppd: PAP authentication succeeded
Dec 7 08:39:55 localhost pppd: local IP address 126.96.36.199
Dec 7 08:39:55 localhost pppd: remote IP address 188.8.131.52
Dec 7 08:39:55 localhost pppd: primary DNS address 184.108.40.206
Dec 7 08:39:55 localhost pppd: secondary DNS address 220.127.116.11
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ifup ppp0
Actual Results: See above
Created attachment 108245 [details]
output from strace
I went into ifup-ppp and changed the exec ppp-watch to exec strace -ff -o ppp
ppp-watch. The tar file will create a directory called ifup and has all the
child processes traced.
FWIW, I backtracked to the Fedora Core 3 release of pppd (instead of rawhide)
and it still doesn't work.
I can confirm this, it works (or, really, does not work) the same way
for me, in Core 3 (ppp-2.4.2-6.4.FC3).
I'm assuming this still doesn't work in FC4 final or the devel tree?
I gave up on this and got DSL. I no longer use external modems.
CONFIG=ifcfg-ppp0 source_config would set DEVNAME to "ifcfg-ppp0" instead of
just "ppp0". This was probably caused by rev. 1.98 of network-functions (Oct 31
2004), and was fixed in rev. 1.105 (Feb 2 2005).
Closing; please reopen if it recurs on a current release.
*** Bug 145398 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***