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Old 02-02-2006, 03:10 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2005
Distribution: Debian
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reconnect adsl connection automatically

I have an adsl connection and would like to configure my debian system to keep trying to connect in case I get kicked out (i.e cable unplugged). What software / script do I need?
I used pppoeconf to setup up my internet connection. I usually have to run pon dsl-provider to reconnect.
I also use ddclient to update my ip.

Old 02-03-2006, 03:56 PM   #2
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i'm sure this is a kernel feature, as my machine magically started doing it recently. I used to have to restart whenever I lost the connection but now it's brilliant at grabbing it again. There is probably a quicker way but like most linux problems this can be solved by compiling a really fantastic optimized brand new kernel!
Old 02-12-2006, 12:00 AM   #3
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sorry but this doesn't help me.
If I wanted to write a script that checks every few minutes whether I am connected and launches pon dsl-provider if I'm not, how would I do that?


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