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sorry, made a mistake. you should be dialing if the line is down, right? so the script should be
getIP=`/sbin/ifconfig ppp0 | grep "inet addr" | cut -d ":" -f2 | cut -d " " -f1`
if [ "$getIP" != "126.96.36.199" ] ; then
even if you don't get an IP address, i.e., if the link is down, the value for getIP will be null -- or in other words, they will not match the IP designated by your ISP (replaced with 188.8.131.52) and will dial.
This script could prove very useful as I have a similar problem
Sorry to hijack the thread, but what if it's a dynamic ip address? Would it not then always try reconnecting until it matched the specified ip address? Would there be a way to get it to check whether ppp0 is present full stop?
if you are having dynamic IPs, then you don't need to set rules to check the IP, you simply check if you have ppp0 up or not (in fact, I should have thought about it when the thread first arose, but i was thinking eth0 . . . :-( )
what you do is,
getDev=`/sbin/ifconfig | grep ppp0`
if [ "$getDev" == "" ] ; then
thus, if there is a ppp0, then the getDev will yeild some result and no scritp will run, on the other hand, if there _is_ no ppp0, then the result will be null and the script will run -- despite any IP conditionaing :-)