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Re: pon - Modem keeps redialing



On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:03:11PM -0500, Chip Rose wrote:
> From the following syslog entry, it looks like the only thing going on
> during the time it keeps trying to reconnect by itself, is exim is doing
> something.  I'll read up on it to see if it can be removed or modified,
> but for now I've finally got my modem quiet, and have removed diald
> completely.  
> 
> #/etc/chatscripts/provider
> #QUIET MODEM - Courtesy of John Schmidt
> '' 'ATZ' OK ATZ OK ATM
> 
> I'll turn the modem volume back on, and see if it keeps
> dialing in by itself, now that I've removed diald.  Thanks!!
> 
> #/var/log/syslog excerpt
> Dec  9 11:49:50 debian pppd[23976]: Script /etc/ppp/ip-down finished (pid
> 24439), status = 0x1
> Dec  9 11:49:50 debian pppd[23976]: Exit.
> Dec  9 11:53:02 debian /USR/SBIN/CRON[24544]: (mail) CMD (  if [ -x
> /usr/sbin/exim -a -f /etc/exim/exim.conf ]; then /usr/sbin/exim -q ; fi)
> Dec  9 12:02:01 debian /USR/SBIN/CRON[24552]: (root) CMD (test -x
> /usr/sbin/logcheck && nice -n10 /usr/sbin/logcheck)
> Dec  9 12:08:01 debian /USR/SBIN/CRON[24786]: (mail) CMD (  if [ -x
> /usr/sbin/exim -a -f /etc/exim/exim.conf ]; then /usr/sbin/exim -q ; fi)
> Dec  9 12:23:01 debian /USR/SBIN/CRON[24794]: (mail) CMD (  if [ -x
> /usr/sbin/exim -a -f /etc/exim/exim.conf ]; then /usr/sbin/exim -q ; fi)

Yeah, exim is trying to send any outgoing mail you may have. You've
probably got /etc/cron.d/exim containing

# /etc/cron.d/exim: crontab fragment for exim

# Run queue every 15 minutes
08,23,38,53 *     * * *     mail   if [ -x /usr/sbin/exim ]; then /usr/sbin/exim -q >/dev/null 2>&1; fi

which is a standard part of the exim setup. I don't think there's any
particular reason why you shouldn't delete this file and run exim by
hand to send your mail when you want to.

Pigeon



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