Bug 72311 - ISDN interface activation hangs
Summary: ISDN interface activation hangs
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2002-08-22 22:23 UTC by Andy Wallace
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 20:15:56 UTC
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Description Andy Wallace 2002-08-22 22:23:02 UTC
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Description of problem:
After configuring ISDN connection with NEAT, and clicking 'Activate' button, the
'Network device activating...' just hangs there (the interface is up and running
fine). When set to activate automatically on boot, the boot sequence hangs on
'Bringing up interface ippp0' too.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure ISDN dialup connection with NEAT
2.Set to activate on boot, or click 'Activate' button manually.

Actual Results:  Boot sequence hangs, or 'Network device activating...' window

Expected Results:  Boot sequence completes successfully, or 'Network device
activating...' window disappears when the device has become active.

Additional info:

I solved this problem by adding an '&' character to line 329 of
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-ippp (i.e. backgrounding the invocation of

-ipppd $options >/dev/null 2>&1
+ipppd $options & >/dev/null 2>&1

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-08-23 19:49:03 UTC
Does "ifup ippp0" work?

Comment 2 Andy Wallace 2002-08-24 20:45:39 UTC
ifup ippp0 starts the interface, but hangs the command line for the same reason
as above. (I took the & out of the ifup-ippp script to test it). Put the & back
in and it works fine again.

Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-08-26 22:30:46 UTC
Those scripts are part of initscripts.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 20:15:56 UTC
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

If this persists on a current release, such as Fedora Core 4, please open a new bug.

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