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Re: script to stay connected//dynamic IPs

David Baron wrote:

On Wednesday 02 June 2004 03:06, debian-user-digest-request@lists.debian.org wrote:
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?

Just run a cron-job with a script like this


ifconfig ppp0
if [ $? != "0" ]
   ifup ppp0


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