Uptime logging with (maybe) ppp's log functionality

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Mon Dec 15 06:09:42 PST 2008


I'm going to setup a system with a dial-up modem for sporadic
Internet access; a provider that charges per second online time
is used. Is there a way ppp (which is used for dialing) can log
the online time (or at least the connection's start and stop time)
so the costs can be calculated?

Furthermore, are there already tools that, for example, would use
the daily, weekly or monthly periodic jobs to inform via mail about
how much online time was spent? Or, in addition, how much money
this would mean (built-in calculation)? If it doesn't already exist,
I'm sure I'll code it. :-)

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