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Re: How to establish a semi-permanent dial-up connection?

> My question is: instead of having fetchmail start up from ip-up,
>how to I get it going by itself? In other words, I want to start
>fetchmail in daemon mode during the boot sequence. I know it has to be
>after diald gets started, or the thing won't work the first time out.
>Where do I put the fetchmail-up script to make this happen properly?

Add a script to /etc/rc.boot called "fetchmail" or something.  Be sure the
first line of the script indicates the shell to run the script (i.e.
"#!/bin/sh) and make sure the script is "chown root:root" and "chmod 0750".

I can't remember for sure or not - it's been a while since I worked with
fetchmail - but you may have to do a "/bin/su -c 'command line to run
fetchmail' <username>" to get fetchmail to run as a user other than root....
But, probably all you'll have to do is move the fetchmail line out of ip-up
and into the new script created above.

Hope this helps!

Kevin Traas

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