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Re: Dialup connection timer

"Dotan Cohen" <dotancohen@gmail.com> writes:

> 2008/11/5 Douglas A. Tutty <dtutty@vianet.ca>:
> > On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 10:02:35PM +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> >> Is there any GUI-based software for timing how long one has been
> >> connected to dialup? I have found wvdial but I need something for a
> >> less technical user. Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Its not GUI, but a simple way would be to add a script to the -up and
> > -down ppp directories that just puts the output of date to the end of a
> > file with a comment like "dialup on" and "dialup off".  Let the less
> > technical user be able to read this file and they can do the math.
> Thanks, Doug, but this would not work in the case of accidental
> disconnects, which are frequent with dial-up.

The gkrellm program includes a networking timer which can connect to
ppp, so that will work.  It also has a number of other functions, so
it may be overkill for just a dialup timer.  It may have the same
problem with disconnects, but it does total time and bytes for days,
weeks, and months.

Carl Johnson		carlj@peak.org

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