Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64903
Bad default values for PPPoE timeout
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
PPPOE_TIMEOUT value is set to 20 seconds by default. the LCP_INTERVAL is also
set to 20 seconds
pppoe man page states that the timeout should be about 4 times the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use the network configuration program to set up an xDSL connection
2. activate the connection
3. tail -f /var/log/messages
4. Allow the connection to sit idle and the connection will soon be lost and
restarted. If there is activity, the link will naturally not go down.
Actual Results: The link will periodically go down and then back up again
Expected Results: The link shouldn't go down.
I manually set PPPOE_TIMEOUT in
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0 to 80. This seemed to fix the problem.
it's fixed in 3.4-3. You will find it in the next rawhide release