Bug 57835 - pppd Dial-On-Demand feature is broken in RH 7.2
pppd Dial-On-Demand feature is broken in RH 7.2
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ppp (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-12-26 20:22 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-13 05:33:09 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-12-26 20:22:32 EST
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Description of problem:
When a ppp connection is defined with DEMAND="yes" 
in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts, ifup blocks until the link is truly up, 
that is until someone asks something that brings the link up.
Also, the link never comes down.

Further more, the links that are defined with DEMAND="yes" block the boot 
up procedure of RedHat 7.2.


RH7.1 with exactly the same ppp and link config files works as expected.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. use rp3-config to define a ppp link with on-demand feature turned on.
2. enter at a root prompt: ifup ppp0

Actual Results:  The command blocks until someone requests something from 
the link.
Also, the link never goes dows automatically.

Expected Results:  The command should have returned immediatelly.
The link should go up and down based on the demand.

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RedHat 7.1 works perfectly, with exactly the same config files.
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2004-08-13 05:33:09 EDT
Please verify this with a newer version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora
Core and reopen it against the new version if it still occurs.

Closing as "not a bug" for now.

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