Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90849
PPPoE ADSL connection drops if idle
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:05:01 EST
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run adsl-start to connect to pppoe adsl provider
2. wait 3 minutes
connection should stay up
Yes this is annoying- here is a temporary fix:
in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0 comment out the timeout like this:
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.