Bug 514 - ESCAPECHARS effectively always on
ESCAPECHARS effectively always on
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 1998-12-18 07:29 EST by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:08 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-01-25 08:51:41 EST
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Description Göran Uddeborg 1998-12-18 07:29:07 EST
In ifup-ppp, if ESCAPECHARS is "yes", the flag "asyncmap
FFFFFFF" is added to the options to pppd.  All characters
will be escaped.  So far so good.  If it is not "yes" no
flag is added, no flag is added.  According to the manual
page for pppd "If no asyncmap option is given, no async
character map will be negotiated for the receive direction;
the peer should then escape all control characters."  Which
means all charactars will STILL be escaped.

It appears to me the correct thing to do in ifup-ppp would
be to add "asyncmap 0" if ESCAPECHARS is "no".
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-18 16:27:59 EST
This has been assigned to a developer as a change request.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-01-25 08:51:59 EST
Fixed in initscripts 3.83.

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