Bug 52916 - /sbin/ifup doesn't return for automatic-dialing PPP connections.
Summary: /sbin/ifup doesn't return for automatic-dialing PPP connections.
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2001-08-30 20:49 UTC by Nalin Dahyabhai
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:23 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 19:08:56 UTC
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Description Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-08-30 20:49:02 UTC
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set up a PPP connection.  On the "Advanced" tab, select dialing type of
2.Open a terminal window.  Run "/sbin/ifup ppp0".
3.Wait for the interface to come up.  You won't get a prompt back.

Actual Results:  [Dialer IPass]
Phone = 424-0050
Password = XXXXXX
Username = XXXXXX
Inherits = Modem0

Expected Results:  [Modem0]
Modem = /dev/ttyS2
# other stuff specific to the modem: init strings, etc.

[Dialer IPass]
Phone = 424-0050
Password = XXXXXX
Username = XXXXXX
Inherits = Modem0

Additional info:

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-08-30 20:53:28 UTC
This may be an initscripts bug, but I'm unsure of where the breakage is.  The
Actual and Expected results I entered are left over from another bug.

Comment 2 Ngo Than 2001-08-31 12:12:09 UTC
please try redhat-config-network from CVS and the new initscript. I cannot
reproduce it on my local machine.

I close it. If the bug is still here, please reopen it.

Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-09-04 19:23:59 UTC
ifup now blocks until another process causes the connection to actually be
brought up, and then ifup detaches/exits.

Comment 4 Ngo Than 2001-10-16 18:11:54 UTC
It's a bug in initscript. Nalin, did it work in 7.1/7.0? i did not make change in
initscript for modem !

Comment 5 Ngo Than 2001-10-16 18:13:03 UTC
It's bug in initscript.

Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 19:08:56 UTC
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

If this persists on a current release, such as Fedora Core 4, please open a new bug.

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