Bug 50666 - After setting things up with neat/internet-druid, ifup ppp0 fails
After setting things up with neat/internet-druid, ifup ppp0 fails
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2001-08-01 18:41 EDT by Panic
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-01 19:16:15 EDT
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Description Panic 2001-08-01 18:41:02 EDT
Description of Problem:

I can configure my dial-up configuration, but there does not appear to be
any way to dial out and make the connection.  Attempting to dial out with
"ifup ppp0" results in an error 2 if the MODEMPORT section is not specified
in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0 (bug# 50590, already fixed in
CVS).  If the MODEMPORT is specified, "ifup ppp0" simply hangs.

Chasing down the symlinks through three directories (??), we find:

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0 ->

However, ifcfg-mindspring is also a symlink to:


These symlinks apparently work (the file at the end gets modified), but the
dial-up does not.  The wvdial configuration is fine, it works like a charm
from the command line.

How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure a dial-up connection
2. attempt to dial out (?), then try "ifup ppp0" to dial out
3. observe cool error, or insert MODEMPORT setting and observe cool hang

Actual Results:

Lack of PPP connection. :)

Expected Results:

Some way to dial out, or with "ifup ppp0" a modem dialing out and a valid
PPP connection

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2001-08-02 05:47:53 EDT
It's fixed in 0.6.2(3).

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