Bug 92023 - ip-up / ipup-post / ipup-routes does not add network routing for ppp devices
ip-up / ipup-post / ipup-routes does not add network routing for ppp devices
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2003-05-31 14:27 EDT by Paul Moore
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:36 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 8.32-1
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Last Closed: 2006-04-10 18:54:58 EDT
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Description Paul Moore 2003-05-31 14:27:07 EDT
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Description of problem:
According to the ppp man page ppp runs /etc/ppp/ip-up with the following parameters:

$1=interface-name $2=tty-device $3=speed $4=local-IP-address
$5=remote-ip-address $6=ipparam

/etc/ppp/ip-up runs /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-post with the
following parameters:

$1=ifcfg-${LOGDEVICE} where ${LOGDEVICE} is ipparam from above.

Here we just lost the details of the real interface-name that we need to add a
static route through a dynamically allocated ppp interface.
It can, however, be recovered from the files in /var/run/ppp-{ipparam}.pid that
was created by the ifup-ppp script, although it would be far better to pass it
straight through.

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-post runs
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-routes ${DEVICE} ${NAME} where ${DEVICE} is
${LOGDEVICE} above and ${NAME} is NAME as defined in the configuration file

[ -f /var/run/ppp-$1.pid ] && {
  LOCALDEVICE="dev `tail -1 /var/run/ppp-$1.pid`"
near the top of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-routes and
changing all occurrances of /sbin/ip route add $line to
/sbin/ip route add $line $LOCALDEVICE will work around the problem
as long as the ipparam parameter remains set by ifup-ppp and is not
overridden by an entry in /etc/ppp/peers/ppp?

This is a wastefull solution, though.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo > /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/route-ppp4
2. ipup ppp4
3. interface comes up.

Actual Results:  1. Routing is not added.


Expected Results:  1. Routing should have been added through the newly brought
up ppp link.

Additional info:

1. It cannot work since ip route does not know where to route to.
2. I am using ppp-2.4.2-b1 and pptp-linux client, but that really shouldn't make
any difference since the behaviour of ppp in relation to the scripts is the same.
Comment 1 Pierre Ossman 2004-02-15 08:21:26 EST
I can confirm this. Same problem on FC1.

I've built a VPN solution using ppp and initscripts. My solution to
the problem is:


--- initscripts-7.42.2.orig/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-post
2004-02-15 13:49:15.000000000 +0100
+++ initscripts-7.42.2/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-post     
2004-02-15 14:23:33.000000000 +0100
@@ -12,7 +12,13 @@
     /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-aliases ${DEVICE} ${CONFIG}
-/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-routes ${DEVICE} ${DEVNAME}
+# The real device may be sent as a second parameter
+[ -z $2 ] || [ "foo$2" = "fooboot" ] ||
+/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-routes ${PHYSDEVICE} ${DEVNAME}
 if [ "$PEERDNS" != "no" -o -n "$RESOLV_MODS" -a "$RESOLV_MODS" !=
"no" ]; then


Also, is using $NAME for finding route files deprecated? That was the
behaviour for RH9 but $DEVNAME is used in FC1.
Comment 2 Pierre Ossman 2004-02-15 08:32:40 EST
Sorry. This is needed also:


--- initscripts-7.42.2.orig/ppp/ip-up   2004-02-15 13:49:15.000000000
+++ initscripts-7.42.2/ppp/ip-up        2004-02-15 14:36:03.000000000
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@
-[ -f /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-${LOGDEVICE} ] &&
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-post ifcfg-${LOGDEVICE}
+[ -f /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-${LOGDEVICE} ] &&
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-post ifcfg-${LOGDEVICE} ${REALDEVICE}
 [ -x /etc/ppp/ip-up.local ] && /etc/ppp/ip-up.local "$@"

Comment 3 Miloslav Trmač 2006-04-10 18:54:58 EDT
Fixed in initscripts-8.32-1.  Thanks for your report.

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