"ppp -auto" limited to certain times only?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.no-ip.com
Sun Jun 22 09:44:29 PDT 2003

Ben Cohen <benc at cus.org.uk> writes:

> I have fixed-rate dialup access from my ISP but only off-peak.  I just
> found out that they let me connect at other times but charge me extra so I
> want to avoid doing this accidentally.
> I'd like to run "ppp -auto" so that I get dial on demand in the evening,
> but stop it connecting in the daytime.  I thought of using a cron job to
> start and stop ppp but is there a more elegant way?

The manual for pppctl(8) has some examples of doing related things via
cron entries...

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