Bug 84249 - sytems hangs during startup with demand dial ppp interface
sytems hangs during startup with demand dial ppp interface
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ppp (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2003-02-13 14:06 EST by Martin Cheatle
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-16 12:16:26 EDT
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Description Martin Cheatle 2003-02-13 14:06:59 EST
Description of problem:
sytems hangs during startup with demand dial ppp interface

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

How reproducible:
Every Time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.enable on boot startup for interface
Actual results:
System attempts to start ppp interface and sits there whating to dial if it
fails it just waits.

Expected results:
if the system fails to dial the interface skip and retry in the background

Additional info:
looking into this problem i found that the line in
that reads 
[ "${TYPE}" = "xDSL" ] || exec /sbin/ppp-watch "${DEVICE}" "$@"
the system hangs because to many options are being passed to ppp-watch
placing a echo before that line taht reads
echo "${DEVICE}" "$@"
revealed that the following was being passed

ppp0 ifcfg-ppp0 boot

by changing the line to read
[ "${TYPE}" = "xDSL" ] || exec /sbin/ppp-watch "${DEVICE}" "$2"
and changeing the echo to reflect this 
echo "${DEVICE}" "$2"

ppp0 boot

are passed to ppp-watch and the system boots Ok every time.
Comment 1 Giacomo Magnini 2003-11-12 09:54:54 EST
Dupe of bug 84169 ?
Comment 2 Martin Cheatle 2003-11-15 14:41:53 EST
Yes sorry! 
Comment 3 Thomas Woerner 2004-08-16 12:16:26 EDT
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.

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