Re: ping script for isp autologout
On Sun, Mar 14, 1999 at 01:06:00AM +0000, Bob Bernstein wrote:
> thomas lakofski <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > there's a debian package for it, `pppupd':
> Aha. Thanks for the tip. Stupid me though, it dawned on me, when I got the
> pppupd package, that I'm using a new OpenBSD box for dialling up and that this
> Linux machine is not the place I want to do the 'keepalive' work from.
> Any clue as to a script that might work on that dialup machine?
> Bob Bernstein at Esmond, Rhode Island, USA
> It's not over: see my 'Op-Ed History of the Impeachment' at
You might want to read the fine print of your 'contract' with the ISP,
as most of them forbid using programs that periodically send traffic
with the intent of keeping your connection alive, and they can use
this as grounds for terminating your service.
Just a thought...