hindrich at worldchat.com
Fri Feb 25 21:46:26 GMT 2005
OK here is what I get when I
'ps ax | grep ppp'
'202 ?? ls 0:00.04 /usr/sbin/ppp -quiet -auto -nat papchap'
FYI. the modem does disconnect after the '300sec'.
and I can re-dial to get the connection again, so that all works fine.
Also I think what is happening is that on boot-up once it gets to
'looking for host time.nrc.ca and service NTP' the modem starts, so that
explains why it starts at boot-up, it needs to satisfy that call.
Part of this steeeep learning curve for a newbie like me is also
learning the logic behind the sequencing of different activities.
Now having said that, a further question, and I have read the man pages,
handbook, and sundry other books, is I can't seem to understand how I
can setup 'ppp' to dial out manually. (ie. only when I want it to, as I
have another computer that shares the one phone line that I have
avail. for this purpose).
If you could shed some light on this function I would be very
As for your suggestion: 'I used to kill ppp using a "hangup" python
At this stage that is over my head.
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