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Re: script to stay connected//dynamic IPs

On Wednesday 02 June 2004 03:06, debian-user-digest-request@lists.debian.org 
> Incoming from David Baron:
> > Is there a little script that can be cron-d to check if the internet
> > connection (pptp -> ppp0) is up and if not, reconnect?
> Try using the keyword "persist" in /etc/ppp/options.

It is there. Sporadically, however, I am knocked off for good. Ifconfig ppp0 
lists no device and after a time, no ppp is running.

Since I have a home dynamic IP, such a script could also update the dn server 
as well if it must reconnect.

Another, related question: Ssh updates its known host file everytime a new 
host is accessed. If I test my connection, each new temporary IP gets placed 
in this file. A waste--is there a way to defeat this or do I simply delete 
the file occasionally if it gets too big?

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