Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3120
linuxconf doesn't generate dip for slip
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
linuxconf claims to set up ppp/slip sessions (and is
recommended for doing so in the install manual), but the
slip feature doesn't work, because the rest of the system
(e.g., usernet) wants a dip script for slip, and linuxconf
only creates a chat script.
netcfg does the same, but attempts (with rather poor
success, but that's another problem) to translate the chat
script that it creates into a dip script.
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Component changed to initscripts because I think that ifup-slip
should create the dip script on the fly if the chat script exists
and the dip script does not.
I disagree - doing on the fly conversion in the initscripts is
silly; linunconf should integrate with the rest of the system.
*** Bug 3371 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
When setting up a slip interface with linuxconf under RH6.0,
RedHat's network scripts (ifup-sl) expect to find a dip
Workaround: use control-panel (netcfg) to set up network
Currently, rp3 (and rp3-config) is the recommended and working way of doing
this (added in Red Hat Linux 6.1)