Bug 3120 - linuxconf doesn't generate dip for slip
linuxconf doesn't generate dip for slip
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
: 3371 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-05-28 10:16 EDT by rri0189
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 10:36:52 EST
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Description rri0189 1999-05-28 10:16:40 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.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-28 12:14:59 EDT
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-13 11:54:59 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-24 12:04:59 EDT
I disagree - doing on the fly conversion in the initscripts is
silly; linunconf should integrate with the rest of the system.
Comment 4 Michael K. Johnson 1999-10-04 16:08:59 EDT
*** Bug 3371 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

When setting up a slip interface with linuxconf under RH6.0,
linuxconf creates
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/chat-$DEVICE.  Unfortunately,
RedHat's network scripts (ifup-sl) expect to find a dip
script (/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/dip-$DEVICE).

Workaround: use control-panel (netcfg) to set up network
Comment 5 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-09-13 19:10:18 EDT
Currently, rp3 (and rp3-config) is the recommended and working way of doing
this  (added in Red Hat Linux 6.1)

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