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Re: Checking if the network is up

> Is there any way of checking whether the network is responding so that I
> only run popclient when it is?

Try using `fping' on your network gateway host. e.g.:

  if fping -q $GWHOST
    popclient ...

Or, if you prefer compactness (also good for crontabs):

  fping -q $GWHOST && popclient ...

Substituting $GWHOST with the name/address of your gateway, of course. Better
yet, substitute the name of your POP server.

Robert Leslie

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