have found others in the community (via newsgroups) experiencing apparently
identical issue (see below for url). persist option of pppd is being used to
allow the pppd process to linger after a link down event, and try to
automatically recover the link when the other end comes back. after several
(hundreds) of ppp link up/down cycles, pppd is unable to recover when the other
end comes back -- messages are issued to syslog, as described in:
--- http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0208.3/0305.html ---
kill the failing pppd process, start a new one, and ppp communications resume.
tried (latest) errata kernel (2.4.18-18.8), which exhibits the same results.
Action by: jgiles
ISSUE TRACKER 15897, opened by Dell as sev 2.
This issue is still a problem on RHEL 3. I am attaching dmesg and
ppp debug files.
Created attachment 96190 [details]
ppp debug file
Created attachment 96191 [details]
Please have a look at
This test package might solve your problem.
Closed due to user inactivity.