script to monitor internet connection

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Sat Jan 7 20:34:52 PST 2006

what is this, dsl, cable, dialup modem?


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>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Brian John
>Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 5:23 AM
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>Subject: script to monitor internet connection
>I would like to write a script to monitor my internet 
>connection status. 
>My home connection goes down fairly often and I would like to 
>get an idea
>for just how often it goes down and if possible how long it 
>goes down for.
> Could someone help me write a script that will check my 
>connection to the
>internet and log whenever it goes down and possibly how long it 
>goes down
>for?  I want to have some evidence to give to my ISP that my 
>connection is
>going down.
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