Re: Uploaded pppupd 0.23-1 (source i386) to master
On Mon, 25 Aug 1997, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> Jaldhar> Description:
> Jaldhar> pppupd - Keeps a ppp connection alive
> Jaldhar> Changes:
> Jaldhar> pppupd (0.23-1) unstable; urgency=low
> Jaldhar> .
> Jaldhar> * Initial Release.
> What's the point? pppd already knows how to do that. From pppd(8)
> Do not exit after a connection is terminated;
> instead try to reopen the connection.
True. But for some reason I have never been able to get this to work
right. What happens is the phone begins dialing then just stops half way
through. I then can't dial out again without a reboot. (My modem is
internal.) I'm sure it is some flaw in my hardware but pppupd works for
me and pppd doesn't. Besides pppupd can launch a script upon bringing the
connection up or down so you could more complicated things than just
restarting if you wished.
So all in all I agree it's not the most useful program but not entirely
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