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Date:      Sat, 5 Jul 1997 10:51:55 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Nathan Dorfman <>
Subject:   pppd Auto-reconnect?
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Is it possible to have pppd reconnect automatically? I have a script
/usr/sbin/ppp-on to start pppd with the required options, if necessary
I can put all of them in /etc/ppp/options so it can be brought up with
a simple pppd command. However, can I make the system do it (as with
SysV's /etc/inittab) so that whenever the process dies it restarts it?
Or do I have to write my own program to do it? I DID try ppp, after I
use term to establish the "Packet mode" and ppp becomes PPP, I ^Z and
bg, then after the first <ENTER> I type in the shell, it sends a 'machine
gun' stream of beeps through my PC speaker (not the modem speaker) until
I kill the shell. The "tone" of the beep changes as I switch ttys.

Thanks for any input!

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