I'm using Fedore Core 4 and accessing the internet via a 56k modem. For the last couple of years I've used a script to get pppd up and running and it's worked without any problems.
However, over the last week or so something seems to have changed. When I switched off the external modem, the network used to go down. Now though, switching off the modem does not bring the network down -- and the /etc/ppp/ip-down script is not executed. Why? Has an update from Red Hat broken this behaviour?
Besides installing updates, the only thing that has changed is that I installed NetworkManager to see what would happen -- and then uninstalled it. Did that installation alter a setting?
Thanks for any information.