Bug 4753 - linuxconf can't handle "#" in PPP dial number
linuxconf can't handle "#" in PPP dial number
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 2668
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-08-27 14:46 EDT by cadams
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-27 19:07:11 EDT
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Description cadams 1999-08-27 14:46:02 EDT
I am setting up a system that uses PPP to dial out to a
server.  To dial out through the PBX at that location, you
must dial a "#" first.  This character is a comment
character to the "chat" program if it is at the beginning of
a line, but not anywhere else on the line.  However,
linuxconf cannot handle the "#" in the dial string.  If I
put it in and save the interface and then go back in to the
interface configuration screen, the dial number is empty
(like linuxconf sees "#" as a comment anywhere and tosses
it).  It looks like linuxconf does not even save the dial
number; if I go in and manually edit
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/chat-ppp0, it just has a line
like:

'OK' 'ATDT'

and I have to manually put in the number to dial.  If I go
back in to linuxconf and do anything to the interface I have
to again manually put the number in.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-27 19:07:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2668 ***

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