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Date:      Sun, 24 Nov 1996 17:05:45 -0500 (EST)
From:      Dan McCaffrey <>
Subject:   Script Question
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Greetings All! I have a FreeBSD 2.1.5 Box connected by ISDN service to my 
ISP. Unfortunately my ISPs router is configured to clear connections that 
have been inactive for 10 minutes. Right now I have set cron to ping a 
host outside of my network every 5 minutes in order to keep the 
connection alive. As you could guess my root mailbox gets filled up 
pretty quick with the results from the ping. Is there a way that I could 
set up a script that is loaded at startup, runs in the background and 
pings a host every 5 minutes, without having to involve cron? Thank you 
in advance!


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