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I recently switched my DSL ISP. The new ISP drops connections that are idle for 30 minutes. I have no problem with that, but I want to ensure my connection stays alive non-stop because I run a server. My router can deal with this -- it just logs back in as soon as the connection drops, but I'd rather not continually log back in as the solution. The ISP suggests I run a script to send one ping every 29 minutes. Cool.
This is probably dead simple, but I don't know how to do it. Can anyone suggest the script I need?
This question doesn't belong in the networking forum, but it's related to my previous question, so here goes ...
I set up my single ping cron job to look like this:
*/29 * * * * path-to-my-ping-script
It works fine, but runs the job at 0, 29, and 58 minutes past each hour. Is it possible to run a cron job every 29 minutes (not at discrete minutes each hour)? ie. I want it to run like this 0,29,58,27,56,25,54,23,52, and so on.