network boot script & PPP
Kevin P. Fleming
kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Oct 2 22:01:16 PDT 2004
Laurens Blankers wrote:
> The problem is that this never gets executed because the 'ifup' script
> returns the following error:
> Interface ppp0 doesn't exist
This is a failing that exists in the current network bootscripts; they
can't handle services that create network interfaces in all cases,
because they expect the interface to be existant before any service
scripts are run.
I think the simplest solution to this problem will be something like
defining a "magic" filename that tells the ifup/ifdown script that this
particular file is actually going to create the interface, and don't
check for the interface existence until after the service has been run.
/etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.ppp0/create (which would have
SERVICE=ppp in it)
However, this complicates the scripts a bit...
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