Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55321
wvDial should allow dial up accounts with blank passwords
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:50 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
Works with kPPP. i.e., kPPP allows you to leave the password field blank.
The new GUI system-config-network should work.