Last Comment Bug 166134 - Conn: WinNT/RAS autodial locks on dial w/ AOL config
: Conn: WinNT/RAS autodial locks on dial w/ AOL config
Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: Networking (show other bugs)
: Trunk
: x86 Windows 2000
-- normal (vote)
: mozilla1.3beta
Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
: Patrick McManus [:mcmanus]
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Reported: 2002-09-01 21:50 PDT by benc
Modified: 2012-02-22 23:54 PST (History)
3 users (show)
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Description User image benc 2002-09-01 21:50:30 PDT

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.

An AOL configured dialer comes up, but does not dial successfully when you say

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.
Comment 1 User image benc 2002-09-01 21:53:05 PDT
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.
Comment 2 User image tao 2002-09-03 09:13:41 PDT
Hi, Steve:

Could the autodial feature be turned off totally after it had been triggered? Thx!
Comment 3 User image benc 2002-09-11 07:38:57 PDT
Tao: Shouldn't Netscape and AOL products should place nice on the same system

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?
Comment 4 User image Steve Meredith (gone) 2002-10-23 07:11:02 PDT
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.
Comment 5 User image benc 2002-11-20 15:35:56 PST
helpwanted is not for bug submissions anymore.
Comment 6 User image benc 2002-11-20 15:39:51 PST
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?
Comment 7 User image Doug Turner (:dougt) 2002-12-05 13:45:57 PST
over to steve to take a look at this.  steve, i think we should try to resolve
this for the mozilla 1.3 milestone.
Comment 8 User image Samir Gehani 2003-04-28 16:41:19 PDT
adt: nsbeta1-
Comment 9 User image Matthias Versen [:Matti] 2012-02-22 23:54:55 PST
marking invalid based on comment#4

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