[2.1.35] PPP device increments after HUP

B. James Phillippe (bryan@Terran.ORG)
Thu, 17 Apr 1997 20:41:21 -0700


I'm using 2.1.35 with all the current fixins, connected to the Net
via 33.6 PPP (dedicated). The problem I'm seeing, is that when the
connection is first made (after bootup, for instance), the device driver
allocated is "ppp0". If the modem drops carrier, the scripts I wrote will
notice that device is no longer up and will redial. So far, so good. But,
after the successful redial, the device allocated is ppp1. Forever after,
I can not get ppp0 to come up. This breaks the scripts the check the
line because they look for specific devices to know which connections are
up. This system has worked without modification since 2.0.something.
It may have broken before 2.1.35 but I never noticed before.


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