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Date:      Mon, 25 Nov 1996 01:23:49 +0100 (MET)
From:      Robert Eckardt <roberte@mep.ruhr-uni-bochum.de>
To:        quest@shaft.unicus.ca (Dan McCaffrey)
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Script Question
Message-ID:  <199611250023.BAA05765@ghost.mep.ruhr-uni-bochum.de>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.3.91.961124170030.2111A-100000@shaft.unicus.ca> from Dan McCaffrey at "24. Nov. 96 17:02:49"

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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!

Have a look at the man page ping(8):
You can use  ping -i 300
This will send every 300s a packet.

Robert

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