[Novalug] FYI: kppp doesn't clean up
Mon Dec 26 18:56:58 EST 2016
Just a note:
kppp ( and neither did the gnome version a
few years ago ) clean up after itself when either
started or closed.
After kppp been run more than once,
you end up with:
[root@CentOS68 waltech]# ps ax | grep ppp
3408 ? Sl 0:00 kppp
3410 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/userhelper -w kppp
3547 ? R 1:45 kppp
3554 ? Ss 0:00 kppp
4826 ? Sl 0:00 kppp
4830 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/userhelper -w kppp
4856 ? R 0:41 kppp
4857 ? Ss 0:00 kppp
5488 ? Sl 0:00 kppp
5490 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/userhelper -w kppp
5526 ? S 0:00 kppp
5531 ? Ss 0:00 kppp
5855 pts/0 S+ 0:00 grep ppp
8144 ? Sl 0:00 kppp
8146 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/userhelper -w kppp
8153 ? S 4:28 kppp
8154 ? Ss 0:00 kppp
8161 ? Ss 0:00 pppd 460800 -detach crtscts defaultroute usepeerdns mru 552 persist lcp-echo-interval 5 ipcp-restart 10 modem user
the kppp will stop operating and the user
has to go to a terminal to kill off the old
processes. It's good to check to see if old
processes are running when re-starting.
And then kill them off. Especially if a message comes
up asking the user "to continue? ".
If ppp is intended to be multiple user or multiple modem,
then another piece of checking or config is necessary.
I tried killing off the tree top, but stuff still ended up
above ..... on a ps list. PS: the mru 552 works better
than the default 1500. And the baud rate shown here is
a peculiarity of the particular dual serial port pci card...
( I had to experiment to find something that works...
it's still about 45 k ).
It has some option for a lock file to ask the
user if it should continue or not. That may
suggest something. or not. Not sure what use it is.
( this is an inconvenience for more than a decade. )
It's just that ---- after this yum update, it's working even worse
than before.... and so, heck, I'll just post all the
unpleasantness for documentation purposes...
Just had to spend 1/2 hour trying to get a dial ...
By the way, to get this out, the modem stopped dialiing
altogether and I had to reboot..... I coulda logged out
of X -- maybe try it next time.
Oh, and found the "update" also got rid of my clipboard manager...
in the panel .... arghhhhhhhh !!!!
hell, I don't even remember the NAME anymore !!!
Anyone recommend a decent clipboard manager ?
( which saves all the previous "text copy" ?? )
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( [Supreme Court] Justice Douglas re: The Pentagon Papers )
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