Bug 62064 - wvdial does not recognise NO ANSWER and never times out
wvdial does not recognise NO ANSWER and never times out
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: wvdial (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-03-27 00:49 EST by Anthony Rumble
Modified: 2016-10-05 06:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-15 06:16:05 EDT
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oVirt gerrit 62064 master MERGED hostdev: properly set is_hostdevice 2016-10-05 06:41 EDT

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Description Anthony Rumble 2002-03-27 00:49:02 EST
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Description of problem:
wvdial does not recognise the modem responce NO ANSWER
and never times out to try redialling.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Setup WVDIAL
2.Dial a site that is temporarily not answring (This happens often)
3.Modem will respond with NO ANSWER.. wvdial sits there foreever

Actual Results:  wvdial just sat there forever, never timed out, never did anything.

Expected Results:  I can accept that it might not recognise NO ANSWER, but it should
at least timeout at some stage, and redial

Additional info:

This is a major problem, as customers with perminant links basically find that,
when their ISP has the system down for maintenance, they often just turn off the
modems, rather than busy their lines out.

When this happens.. their dialup connection just sits there forever in wvdial.
Comment 1 Anthony Rumble 2002-03-27 02:05:27 EST
Just to clarify this a little further.

If wvdial does not get ANY response it is expecting (ie CONNECT etc)..
it will hang there forever.
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2005-07-08 11:32:22 EDT
is this still an issue?

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