Conn: WinNT/RAS autodial locks on dial w/ AOL config

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

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Core
Networking
RESOLVED INVALID
15 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: benc, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
mozilla1.3beta
x86
Windows 2000
Points:
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(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
STEPS:

Win2k system, w/ AOL 6 already installed.
Load any Mozilla/Netscape product that has WinNT/RAS auto-dial enabled.
Initiate network activity w/o dialing.

OBSERVED BEHAVIOR:
An AOL configured dialer comes up, but does not dial successfully when you say
connect.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR:
I don't think AOL allows you to dial outside the client. I think we should
detect this an not fire the auto-dialer if we know it is not going to work.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

15 years ago
If there is no way to determine that the dial config will not work, we need to
pref this behavior so people can turn it off.
Keywords: mozilla1.2, nsbeta1

Comment 2

15 years ago
Hi, Steve:

Could the autodial feature be turned off totally after it had been triggered? Thx!
(Reporter)

Comment 3

15 years ago
Tao: Shouldn't Netscape and AOL products should place nice on the same system
together)

I don't know much about AOL client and it's system configs (hence my general
orientation to not having software that modifies system files unless we know in
advance we have a lot of expertise in that area). 

My impression is that AOL client configures it's dialup profile via the normal
system interfaces, but that the dialer cannot be used by anyone besides the AOL
client itself.

Can you find someone who is more familiar with AOL client to look at this bug?
Summary: WinNT/RAS autodial locks on dial w/ AOL config → Conn: WinNT/RAS autodial locks on dial w/ AOL config
(Reporter)

Updated

15 years ago
Keywords: helpwanted

Comment 4

15 years ago
Seems that the AOL client is not a well-behaved dialer. When you dial it via the
RAS system calls, it should return after it connects like the other dialers do.
AOL client doesn't return until it exits.  Mozilla will remain hung until the
RAS system call returns.

Theres not much we can do about it, except many dont dial if the dialer is AOL.
Not sure how to tell except by name, which may have been changed by the user.
(Reporter)

Comment 5

15 years ago
helpwanted is not for bug submissions anymore.
Keywords: helpwanted
(Reporter)

Comment 6

15 years ago
clean-report: ready for assignment

What's the next action here?

Shouldn't this be assigned and/or get AOL to explain how they configure the dialers?
Keywords: mozilla1.2 → clean-report

Comment 7

15 years ago
over to steve to take a look at this.  steve, i think we should try to resolve
this for the mozilla 1.3 milestone.
Assignee: new-network-bugs → smeredith
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.3beta

Comment 8

14 years ago
adt: nsbeta1-
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-
Assignee: smeredith → nobody
QA Contact: benc → networking
marking invalid based on comment#4
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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