Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78984
pppd + laptop with only USB port + Nokia 6210 does not work
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:02:00 EST
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Description of problem:
This is a meta bug covering the difficulties to connect a laptop with a
USB-connected serial port through a Nokia phone to an ISP
Current work-around is a kermit script which connects and then enters
transparent mode. This script is fed as pty argument to pppd. Far from
elegant, but I havn't found any other solution so far. There are numerous
ppp-up. ppp-down, and /sbin/ifup-pre-local scripts involved to get it running.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RH 7.2, kernel update 2.4.18-17.8.7x
bug 70200: ifdown-post removes ppp peers' config
bug 78958: lcp-echo* options blocks pppd from connecting
bug 78961: Wvdial does not handle baud rate recognition?
bug 78962: USB serial driver doesn't support DCD/DSR/DTS
In short: 78962 is the very root. If the driver supported hardware signals, a
normal chat script could be used, no lcp-echo* would be required and no peer
configuration would be needed.
Even if 78962 is not solved, solving 78961 would make the use of peer
configurations obsolete. In this scenario, I can live with 78962 for a while.
Adding formal dependencies
Adding 79070 dependency after splitting 79062 into two bugs; this is the new one.
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.