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Old 05-18-2003, 03:42 PM   #1
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Need Help in Writing a Shell Script.

Here's the deal. After 40 minutes of inactivity my ISP shuts off my internet connection. Would it be possible to create a shell script that would run in the background and do something like refresh a page every 30 minutes or so to keep my internet connection on.
Thanks in advance!
Old 05-18-2003, 03:49 PM   #2
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Does a ping keep the connection alive?
ping > /dev/null
If not you could use
lynx -dump > /dev/null
Either line could be put as cron commands or you could put them in a script that you can enable which loops every 30 mins until you cancel it.
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