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Old 08-13-2003, 09:32 PM   #1
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modem idle timout settings in SuSE


Where can I modify the settings for idle net-connection timouts in SuSE 8.2???

When I have dialed up to the internet, I get a timeout every so often where the system kicks me off the web if I haven't been actively searching and disconnects the modem connection. I get the log message that says:

"terminating due to lack of activity..."

and then I have to re-dial.

I'm using kppp for dial-up.

What do I have to change to get the system from stopping the shut-off of dia-up services???

PS It's not my ISP. This problem is unique to SuSE.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 09:40 PM   #2
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I had the same problem when SuSE first set up wvdial for me. I think that in many European countries you pay for local phone connections by time. So SuSE disconnects idle dial up connections.

I do not know how to correct the problem in kppp. This HOWTO may explain how to fix the problem:

http://www.linux.se/doc/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO/tools.html
 
Old 08-15-2003, 12:07 PM   #3
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Just use kinternet, it will not timeout. I wish SuSE included a way to disable the timeouts.

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Old 08-16-2003, 12:12 AM   #4
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Thanks,

I noticed kinternet is nicer for not timing out,... but I'm not used to it...

I guess I'll have to change if I want reliability.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 01:08 PM   #5
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I wish SuSE would give us the option of disabling timeouts.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 07:45 AM   #6
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I've been using kinternet for the last few times, and although it is a pain to configure, it does hook up nice and painless-like. I just miss my kppp though. I got so used to using it. One dialer is the same as the others though.
 
  


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