Bug 50734 - internet-druid uses the provider name as a "connection name"
internet-druid uses the provider name as a "connection name"
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2001-08-02 14:29 EDT by Panic
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-02 17:46:04 EDT
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Description Panic 2001-08-02 14:29:34 EDT
Description of Problem:

Internet-Druid's Modem configuration sequence uses the "Provider Name" as
the connection name.  This is really confusing.  Further, it seems to want
you to choose a provider from the list, which only has German ISPs (bug#
50669).  This is also inconsistent with the neat Add->Modem tool, which
allows to choose the "Device Name" (bug #50672) which is really the
connection name (apparently).  If internet-druid is used to attempt to
create two entries with the same provider name, the first entry is overwritten.

How Reproducible:

Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run through internet-druid
2. Try to figure out where the connection name is, or what exactly a
"Provider Name" does.
3. Try to use internet-druid to create two entries with the same Provider Name.

Actual Results:

Confusion about what the "Provider Name" box does and what it is for (you
can't leave it blank).  Confusion about a way to name the configuration.

Expected Results:

A "Connection Name" box, and a "Providers who require special
configuration" descriptor of some type on the "Provider Name" listing. 
Something that is straightforward.  Also, no configuration in neat should
be overwritten by internet-druid.

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-08-02 17:45:59 EDT
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.
Comment 2 Ngo Than 2001-08-14 08:14:52 EDT
It's fixed in CVS.

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