Bug 90849 - PPPoE ADSL connection drops if idle
Summary: PPPoE ADSL connection drops if idle
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ppp   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact: Jay Turner
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Reported: 2003-05-14 17:10 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:05 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-17 09:31:45 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2003-05-14 17:10:35 UTC
Description of problem:
After upgrading from Red Hat 7.2 to 9.0, running "adsl-start" brings up the
adsl pppoe connection correctly, but it drops if left idle for a short time
(like 1 minute or so).  This did not happen under 7.2.  Running a continuous
"ping" in the background (with 10 second ping interval) stops the connection
from dropping, so I've been doing that to stay online.

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

How reproducible:
See above.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run adsl-start to connect to pppoe adsl provider
2. wait 3 minutes
Actual results:
connection fails

Expected results:
connection should stay up

Additional info:

Comment 1 Josiah Royse 2003-05-14 19:18:11 UTC
Yes this is annoying- here is a temporary fix:

in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0 comment out the timeout like this:


Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2004-08-17 09:31:45 UTC
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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