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Bug 53432 - wvdial retries forever on busy or no dialtone
wvdial retries forever on busy or no dialtone
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: wvdial (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
David Lawrence
: 79677 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-09-08 15:22 EDT by Kenn Humborg
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-07-08 11:30:09 EDT
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Patch to add "abort on busy" and "abort on no dial tone" options (3.08 KB, patch)
2001-09-08 15:22 EDT, Kenn Humborg
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Description Kenn Humborg 2001-09-08 15:22:14 EDT
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Description of problem:
If the modem is not connected, the destination number 
is busy or the line is currently in use at another
extension, wvdial will always redial forever.  I've
patched wvdial to add "abort on busy" and "abort on 
no dial tone" options that allow the user to disable
this automatic retrying.

Patch will be attached.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Disconnect the phone line from the modem
2. /sbin/ifup ppp0
3. wvdial tries every 5 seconds until you take down ppp0

Additional info:
Comment 1 Kenn Humborg 2001-09-08 15:22:49 EDT
Created attachment 31354 [details]
Patch to add "abort on busy" and "abort on no dial tone" options
Comment 2 Kenn Humborg 2001-09-08 15:24:02 EDT
BTW, wvdial development seems to have stopped.  This is why
I'm passing the patch to you guys rather than the author.
Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2004-09-21 10:46:38 EDT
*** Bug 79677 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Kenn Humborg 2004-09-21 11:23:28 EDT
Please note that bug 79677 was not the same behaviour as this
bug.  Bug 79677 describes a very quick retry (less than 1 second)
which doesn't wait long enough for the far side to answer.

In my case, wvdial continued to redial, as normal, when the 
modem replied BUSY or NO DIAL TONE.  In many cases, this is
correct, desired behaviour.

However, in my case, I share the phone line with other people in
the house.  When they are on a call, I would like wvdial to only
try dialling once, then give up.  Hence my patch to add the
Comment 5 Harald Hoyer 2005-07-08 11:30:09 EDT
should work with current versions

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