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Re: pon - Modem keeps redialing




On Mon, 9 Dec 2002, Pigeon wrote:

> 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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I've deleted all entries to exim in cron.weekly and cron.daily, the only
places I found any reference to exim, and it still dials in every five
minutes.  For now, I'll have to just let it dial away until I find the
answer, but will mute the modem so I won't have to listen to the noise all
the time. I'll run pon when completely away from the computer to keep my
ISP from firing me for the incessant dialups!  Thanks for the response!




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