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Bug 146664 - Fails to connect to Compuserve "Classic"
Fails to connect to Compuserve "Classic"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wvdial (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-01-31 11:38 EST by Pierre Thibaudeau
Modified: 2008-04-02 06:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-02 06:50:00 EDT
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Description Pierre Thibaudeau 2005-01-31 11:38:24 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr-FR; rv:1.7.5)
Gecko/20041108 Firefox/1.0

Description of problem:
For a while now, the procedure to connect to Compuserve "Classic" has
changed a little. At the "User ID:" promt the answer should now be


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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup a Compuserve connexion with system-config-network;
2. Replace "Stupid Mode" by "Compuserve" in /etc/wvdial.conf;
3. Activate the interface.

Actual Results:  After validating the password, the CIS host responds with

   Requested page not found.  Key T for top!

and ppp does not start

Expected Results:  Should start ppp.

Additional info:

Here's a patch to wvdialbrain.cc to resolve the problem:

--- wvdial-1.54.0/wvdialbrain.cc.cisppp 2003-11-14 14:46:13.000000000
+++ wvdial-1.54.0/wvdialbrain.cc        2005-01-28 23:17:43.711502357
@@ -124,7 +124,7 @@
        WvString login = dialer->options.login;
        if (dialer->options.compuserve &&
            strstr (dialer->options.login, "/noint") == 0) {
-          login = WvString("%s%s", login, "/noint/go:pppconnect");
+          login = WvString("%s%s", login, "/noint/ppp:cisppp");
        dialer->log( "Looks like a login prompt.\n"
                     "Sending: %s\n", login );
Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 18:58:31 EDT
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!
Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2008-04-02 06:50:00 EDT
Thanks for report and sorry for so long time without the fix applied. I missed
that bugzilla somehow when I got the package few months ago. Built as
wvdial-1.60-5.fc9 , closing RAWHIDE. 

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