bin/45760: pppd(8) incoreectly handles timeouts after long run [PATCH]

Eugene Grosbein eugen at
Sun Apr 6 06:20:15 PDT 2003

The following reply was made to PR bin/45760; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Eugene Grosbein <eugen at>
To: bug-followup at
Cc: peter at, net at
Subject: Re: bin/45760: pppd(8) incoreectly handles timeouts after long run [PATCH]
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 21:12:04 +0800

 I've found the source of this behavour.
 pppd 2.3.5 violates RFC1548, section 5.8 that states:
       Echo-Request and Echo-Reply packets may only be sent in the LCP
       Opened state.  Echo-Request and Echo-Reply packets received in any
       state other than the LCP Opened state SHOULD be silently
 pppd 2.3.5 will schedule one extra LCP Echo for each incident
 when it detects via LCP Echos that peer has disconnected.
 So my the solution was to patch lcp.c:
 --- usr.sbin/pppd/lcp.c.orig	Sun Apr  6 21:05:21 2003
 +++ usr.sbin/pppd/lcp.c	Sun Apr  6 21:05:36 2003
 @@ -1737,6 +1737,8 @@
      fsm *f;
      LcpSendEchoRequest (f);
 +    if (f->state != OPENED)
 +	return;
       * Start the timer for the next interval.
 I've checked pppd 2.4.1 and found that it contains exactly this code.
 Please apply the patch.
 Eugene Grosbein

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