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Bug 9419 - Wrong DEVICE parameter to /sbin/ifup-local for PPP interfaces
Wrong DEVICE parameter to /sbin/ifup-local for PPP interfaces
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-02-14 04:29 EST by Alexander V. Konstantinou
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:12 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-28 11:31:34 EST
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Description Alexander V. Konstantinou 2000-02-14 04:29:19 EST
The /etc/ppp/ip-up script does not set the DEVICE environment variable
before invoking

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-post ifcfg-${LOGDEVICE}

for a PPP connection.  Since the ifcfg-* file does not exist for ppp
devices, the ifup-post does not pass the correct device name to the
ifup-local script.  In fact, it passes the PPP device name (e.g.
/dev/modem) instead of "ppp0".

Solutions (several possible) :

1. Add the following line to /etc/ppp/ip-up before invoking ifup-post :


2. Modify ifup-post to check if the ifcfg-${LOGDEVICE} file exists, and
  if not, set the DEVICE variable to the logdevice specified in the
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-28 11:31:59 EST
? The ifcfg-ppp<whatever> files certainly should exist in
the normal cases.

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