Bug 54680 - Demand-dialed PPP connections hang when started (again)
Demand-dialed PPP connections hang when started (again)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-10-16 05:28 EDT by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-11 15:27:02 EDT
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My modifications to make PPP startup work again. (917 bytes, patch)
2001-10-16 05:33 EDT, Göran Uddeborg
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Description Göran Uddeborg 2001-10-16 05:28:02 EDT
Description of Problem:
When I upgraded from initscripts 5.49 to 6.40 an old problem reappeared. 
For PPP interfaces using demand dialing, "ifup" hangs.

In the 5.49 version of ifup-ppp the DEMAND option modified the behaviour of
the script in some critical places.  This code apparently was lost
somewhere on the way to 6.40.  As far as I can understand it is still
needed.  At least for me, "ifup" hangs when I try to do "ifup ppp0".  And
consequently, the boot process don't run smoothly.
I modified ifup-ppp with some code from the 5.49, and my system appears to
be fine again.  I enclose the patch. (Beware, though, this is not very well

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How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Set DEMAND=yes in one ifcfg-pppX
2.  Do "ifup pppX" for the same X.

Actual Results:
The ifup don't finish.

Expected Results:
I expect ifup to finish.  Apparently the boot scripts do too.
Comment 1 Göran Uddeborg 2001-10-16 05:33:50 EDT
Created attachment 34182 [details]
My modifications to make PPP startup work again.
Comment 2 Göran Uddeborg 2003-07-11 15:27:02 EDT
This works again with initscripts 7.24-2.92. (From Cambridge alpha 2.  Could
very well work with 7.14-1 from RH9 too, even if I can't easily verify right now.)

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