Bug 55321 - wvDial should allow dial up accounts with blank passwords
wvDial should allow dial up accounts with blank passwords
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: wvdial (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-10-29 12:35 EST by Mark Levitt
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: system-config-network-1.3.26-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-09-16 09:12:57 EDT
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Description Mark Levitt 2001-10-29 12:35:42 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
When configuring a dial-up account, wvDial (and the Redhat Dial-up 
configuration tool) does not allow an account without a password.

However, some UK ISPs do not require a password. For example WHSmith's 
login requires "WHSmith" and no password. 

Becuase wvDial refuses to dial an entry without a password, it is not 
possible to connect to WHSmith with wvdial.

KPPP does allow a blank password.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new dial-up account leaving the password blank.
GUI refuses to accept a blank password. 
2. Add a password to satisfy GUI.
3. Edit the entry to remove the password
4. Click dial


Actual Results:  wvdial stops with an error about a blank password

Expected Results:  wvdial (and the GUI) should allow a blank password

Additional info:

Works with kPPP. i.e., kPPP allows you to leave the password field blank.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2005-09-16 09:12:57 EDT
The new GUI system-config-network should work.

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