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Old 08-19-2005, 02:03 PM   #1
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odd "pppd call" behaviour in bash on fc3


I have a couple of machines using Fedora Core 3 and one has an annoying problem that if i place the pppd call for the ADSL modem card inside an executable bash text file it fails with an error.

if i type it by hand its fine (both executed as root).

e.g. pppd call adsl

will work fine at the prompt.

stick it in a file and chmod it +x then execute the file and pppd bombs out with an error.

it only does it on one machine, not the other ?!? both running the same kernel with Selinux disabled.

i basically want it to run from rc.local but any file it refuses to play ball.

i tried all sorts of things with adding paths and other stuff.

cheers for any ideas on this.

Old 08-19-2005, 05:57 PM   #2
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Have you tried using the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0 file
and ifup ppp0...

What is the error code you get?
They are detailed in man pppd.


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