Dual ADSL modems
What I am about to ask I know is not Debian related, but I am hopping to
discover someone who has familiar experience in what I am trying to
What I want to setup is a redundancy for my ADSL connection. Here is the
I have 1 ADSL connection with a subnet of 8 ips. My ADSL modem sometime
*freezes* or *drops out* for no reason. I have setup a dial in
connection so I can software reboot the modem, but what I would like to
have is two ADSL modems. This way when one drops out, the other can kick
in with out affecting emails, hosting and so on.
I know you can not run two adsl connections on the same line, and this
is not what I would like to achieve.
The ultimate solution which I would like is to have nagios constantly
checking the active to modem to see if it is online. Then when it goes
offline, just use a nagios plugin to send a command to tell the other
modem to connect.
I know this most likely could not be done, but I have asked the right
bunch of people for suggestions right (being Debian ISP), I do run
Debian Etch, and I have about 5 dialup users.
Any suggestions, links or anything to point me in the right direction
for some information would be great!!!! I hope I have been specific enough.
Julian De Marchi
(My internet does not drop out *that* often, but I like to have
redundancies where possible!)