Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 241895
pppoe-server does not work if syslog service is started
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:38:59 EDT
Description of problem:
If the syslog service is running, which it generally is, clients attempting to
connect to the pppoe-server fail to negotiate a PPP link. Ethernet-encapsulated
PPP frames transmitted by the pppoe application do not get transmitted onto the
If the syslog service is stopped then the pppoe-server works as it did in
This problem has been reported on the Roaring Penguin forum to affect FC6 as
well but I haven't verified this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure syslog service is running.
2. Start pppoe-server.
3. Attempt to connect from a client on the LAN.
After exchanging PADI, PADO, PADR, PADS frames Wireshark will show the client
periodically sending PPP LC Configuration Request frames without receiving any
response. Eventually it gives up and send a PADT.
As above, but the client receives PPP LC Ack, PPP LC Configuration Request, the
PPP session sets up and communication is established.
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