Subject: PPP in chap mode process wont go away!
To: 'netbsd-bugs' <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: John Maier <JohnAM@datastorm.com>
Date: 04/02/1996 18:15:00
Back in 1.0 days, I tried using PPP as a server, the host could connect
and everything was okay, until the client disconnected, the process
wouldn't go away. As a matter of fact it would just sit in memory and
eat CPU time. This happened for each client that connected and was
cumulative (connect 5 times, 5 run away processes in memory eating CPU
time and making a system very sluggish).
Under NetBSD 1.1 (i386) PPP no longer does this in either straight PPP
mode or PPP-PAP mode. I started working on PPP-CHAP and the same problem
occurs, but only in PPP mode. I was testing a package to see if it with
automatically answer to a PAP or CHAP authentication query, since it
doesn't I never actually get truly connected, I don't know if that will
help or not.