Why script ip-down.local is doing nothing?

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Wed Jul 27 11:22:54 UTC 2005

Parameshwara Bhat wrote:
> Hello List,
> I have created a script in ip-down.local as follows on the advice of  
> Mr.Alexander Dalloz on the list,
> [pbhat at sidharth ~]$ cat /etc/ppp/ip-down.local
> DATE=$(date +"%Y.%m.%d %H:%M:%S")
> # Format: date  time  onlinetime [s]  bytes send   bytes received
> /bin/echo $DATE $CONNECT_TIME $BYTES_SENT $BYTES_RCVD >>/var/log/ppp-usage
> I have also created an empty file in /var/log/ppp-usage.
> Now I expected this file to be updated each time connection went down.  
> This doesn't seem to be happening. This file remains empty.
> If I issue command
> /sbin/echo $CONNECT_TIME
> I get nothing. What I am missing here?

It's probably an SELinux issue. Try doing:

# setsebool pppd_disable_trans 1

and see if it works. This should get fixed in a policy update sometime soon.


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