Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57835
pppd Dial-On-Demand feature is broken in RH 7.2
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:49 EDT
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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.
THIS MAKES RH7.2 UNUSABLE FOR DIAL-ON-DEMAND INSTALLATIONS.
RH7.1 with exactly the same ppp and link config files works as expected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
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.
RedHat 7.1 works perfectly, with exactly the same config files.
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.