non-default route to static host through gateway for ppp failover testing
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My normal connection to the Internet from rose (192.168.65.222) is the default gateway out of my Linksys WRT54G at 192.168.65.1. When that fails, I fire up PPP and connect using my dial-up connection. But I want to kill PPP and go back to the fast connection as soon as it comes back up, so I had this idea to configure a route to a static host (220.127.116.11) out on the Internet and ping it every couple minutes via a daemon shell script (started by ppp's ip-up) to see if the eth0 interface can see the Internet yet. I had it working at one point, honest. But it's not working now, and I can't figure out why. When I do a: