Internet Configuration Wizard

Scott Fones boson245 at
Fri Nov 21 15:13:02 UTC 2003

As far as I know, it is a known bug that everyone is experiencing.  In the 
file /etc/init.d/network, the symbolic variables relalting to the device 
name and provider name are reversed.  If you go through bugzilla, there is a 
posted fix for it.


>From: David <leutzdb at>
>Reply-To: fedora-list at
>To: fedora-list at
>Subject: Internet Configuration Wizard
>Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 09:06:15 -0600
>I have a DSL connection to the internet with SBC.  Using the Internet 
>Configuration Wizard one has to enter a provider name such as "SBC" 
>resulting in a file "/etc/sysconfig/networking-scripts/ifcfg-SBC" being 
>created to hold its configuration data.
>However during bootup, I received a message for file "ifcfg-ppp0" not found 
>and the connection is not made.
>On a lark, I went back to the wizard, this time using provider name "ppp0", 
>resulting in a file "/etc/sysconfig/networking-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0" for the 
>config data.
>Now during bootup, the ifcfg-ppp0 is found and the connection is made as 
>My question is, shouldn't the bootup have been properly trying to find 
>"ifcfg-SBC" when starting up ppp0 with the original configuration setup?
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