Description of Problem:
If you configure a ppp interface to auto dial mode(for demand dial), and set
it to start automatically on bootup, it will hang on starting ppp0 until
network activity trigger the dial for the first time. This unfortunately will
not happen in the bootup scripts since they wait for ppp0 to come up before
proceeding to anything else.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a dialup connection with auto dialing(instead of manual), and setup
to start on bootup. Leave rest of options default
2. reboot(or run /etc/init.d/network start). It will sit on starting ppp0
until network activity triggers the first dial
Hangs on starting ppp0
For a demand dial configuration, it should continue past the ppp0 w/out
waiting for the modem to dial
We solved this temporarily by changing the ONBOOT='yes' to no, and putting
an "ifup ppp0 &" in the rc.local.
I remember seeing a setting to avoid this, but I cannot find this anymore.
ppp-watch is supposed to continue if given a third parameter "boot" as the
(buggy) man pages states. It is NOT honoured.
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.