Re: dunc pppd configuration script
On 03 Dec 1997 15:43:13 you asked:
> Can anyone give me some feedback on dunc?
Several weeks ago I experimented with dunc 1.5. The major bug I
found was in the dialup_connect script. There is what I think is
called a race condition that causes the "/bin/rm -f /tmp/wchatfile"
to remove wchatfile before the background /usr/sbin/pppd command looks
for it, so the script fails. Inserting sleep 5 between these two
lines solved the problem. (5 seconds was my first try - I didn't try
to optimize the sleep time.)
One of the input boxes (I think it was asking for the prompt for
the user id) wasn't properly setup. I deleted the default value, and
replaced it with the string I would need, but the resulting chatfile
had nothing entered for this value.
I quit fooling with it when I saw that dunc_2.2.deb was in hamm.
I have downloaded dunc_2.2.deb, but haven't installed it since I still
have a libc5 system. I believe it is supposed to have pap support.
> Already planned are pap/chap support and use of the standard option
> and chat files.
Good. I believe a debian package, intended to ease a new user
into ppp should follow the file structure established by the debian
I have long maintained that the base installation script should
call a script to configure ppp. This should reduce a lot of the ppp
questions on the deb-devel list. I have started writing such a
script, but haven't done much. If you are going to revise dunc to use
the standard option and chat files, I will forget about it. Please
keep me posted.
Once the package is finished, you should start a campaign to get
it called from the base installation process, since that is when it is
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