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Bug#347958: Fails to establish pppoe connection

On Thu, 19 Jan 2006, Marco d'Itri wrote:

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I do not know what your problem is, but the PPP session is successfully
negotiated and even DNS queries are exachanged. Your pings to are rejected by which is on the same
network, so the PPP link is working.

I tried to observe the problem for about one week now.  I noticed about
20% failures when trying pon to establish a connection.  This is definitely
a ppp problem and I wonder whether I should reassign this bug back because
of the log of our discussion or open a new one.

The real problem is that I can't prove this via tcpdump.  What happens?

   1) User calls "pon dsl-provider".  In about 80% this works fine, but
      in 20% this fails.  Some ppp[0-3] devices are created in addition
      to eth1.
   2) "ping www.debian.org" fails
   3) Try the same as root fails as well
   4) Start "tcpdump -i eth1" and do "pon dsl-provider" as root
      works fine.

So we have some quantum mechanics effect here: If you look at it it works
but if you are not looking it might fail.  Please tell me what I can do
more to track down the problem.

Kind regards



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