Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#1315 closed defect (worksforme)

pppd fails to reconnect with persist option

Reported by: MMCM Owned by: developers
Priority: normal Milestone: Barrier Breaker 14.07
Component: base system Version:
Keywords: Cc:


When the connection is broken, for whatever reason, pppd (client side) tries to reconnect and produces following messages repeatedly, until killed manually:

Feb  3 04:00:35 pppd[27388]: Serial connection established.
Feb  3 04:00:35 pppd[27388]: Using interface ppp0
Feb  3 04:00:35 pppd[27388]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/1
Feb  3 04:01:06 pppd[27388]: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
Feb  3 04:01:06 pppd[27388]: Connection terminated.
Feb  3 04:01:07 pppd[27388]: Modem hangup

On the server side, there are no log entries generated by the reconnect attempts.

This happens on three routers running Kamikaze 2.4 & 2.6 kernels.

Persistent connections do work on an WL-500gx using Olegs firmware, which uses ppp 2.4.2 (I think Oleg downgraded from 2.4.3 to 2.4.2 because of bugs).

Maybe it's time to give the new 2.4.4 version a try?

What's new in ppp-2.4.4.

* Pppd will now run /etc/ppp/ip-pre-up, if it exists, after creating
  the ppp interface and configuring its IP addresses but before
  bringing it up.  This can be used, for example, for adding firewall
  rules for the interface.

* Lots of bugs fixed, particularly in the area of demand-dialled and
  persistent connections.

* The rp-pppoe plugin now accepts any interface name (that isn't an
  existing pppd option name) without putting "nic-" on the front of
  it, not just eth*, nas*, tap* and br*.

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comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by MMCM

Problem solved :-)

Wrong way to start a pptp vpn connection:

pptp -- file /etc/ppp/options.mypptpserver


pppd file /etc/ppp/options.mypptpserver

and add the following line to /etc/ppp/options.mypptpserver

pty '/usr/sbin/pptp --nolaunchpppd'

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by nbd

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by jow

  • Milestone changed from Attitude Adjustment 12.09 to Barrier Breaker 14.07

Milestone Attitude Adjustment 12.09 deleted

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