Bug 521167 - RFE: Gigawords support in ppp
Summary: RFE: Gigawords support in ppp
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ppp
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jiri Skala
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-04 00:32 UTC by Igor A Tarasov
Modified: 2014-11-09 22:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: ppp-2.4.4-13.fc11
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-05-27 18:29:23 UTC

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Description Igor A Tarasov 2009-09-04 00:32:13 UTC
Description of problem:

For accounting purposes, pppd support Radius attributes Acct-Output-Octets and Acct-Input-Octets, which is 32 bit unsigned counters, so it limited to 4Gb traffic. 

Today Internet bandwidth is very high, so 4Gb limit is no longer meets today's needs. 

It is very important, that pppd will support new Acct-Input-Gigawords and Acct-Output-Gigawords radius attributes (see RFC #2869: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2869.txt)

pppd.gigawords patch is already exists and included in other distros, so Fedora, as modern server OS must include it too:

Similar bugreport in other distributives:

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2010-04-28 10:10:22 UTC
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Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2010-05-10 20:48:23 UTC
ppp-2.4.4-13.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.

Comment 3 Jiri Skala 2010-05-11 14:18:19 UTC
Hi, patch is applied and the package (see comment #2) is currently in updates-testing repository. Could you test it and give me a feedback.



Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2010-05-11 19:46:57 UTC
ppp-2.4.4-13.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update ppp'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/ppp-2.4.4-13.fc11

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2010-05-27 18:29:18 UTC
ppp-2.4.4-13.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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