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Date:      Sun, 06 Jul 1997 00:22:51 +0100
From:      Brian Somers <>
To:        Nathan Dorfman <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: pppd Auto-reconnect? 
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Sat, 05 Jul 1997 10:51:55 EDT." <> 

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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?

You can spawn pppd from /etc/ppp/ip-down.

> 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.

Use the -background option and set yourself up a dial script.  For
the latest copy of ppp, have a look at

> Thanks for any input!

Brian <>, <>
Don't _EVER_ lose your sense of humour....

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