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Date:      Sat, 5 Jul 1997 21:39:02 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Nathan Dorfman <nathan@senate.org>
To:        brian@awfulhak.org (Brian Somers), freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: pppd Auto-reconnect?
Message-ID:  <199707060139.VAA01163@deimos.senate.org>
In-Reply-To: <199707052322.AAA03165@awfulhak.demon.co.uk> from Brian Somers at "Jul 6, 97 00:22:51 am"

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But ip-down will get executed once. If that fails because of a NO CARRIER
or something like that it will not retry I have had this happen to me. Is
it possible to have init automatically respawn it every time it does,
like with a SysV /etc/inittab?

> > 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
> 
>     http://www.freebsd.org/~brian/ppp-2.2-970701.tar.gz
> 
> > Thanks for any input!
> 
> -- 
> Brian <brian@awfulhak.org>, <brian@freebsd.org>
>       <http://www.awfulhak.org>;
> Don't _EVER_ lose your sense of humour....
> 
> 
> 




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