should be straightforward... look a line in your dial-up script which goes like
exec /usr/sbin/pppd /dev/modem 115200 connect $DIALER_SCRIPT
change that to
until false; do
/usr/sbin/pppd /dev/modem 115200 connect $DIALER_SCRIPT
and it will go on forever until you relieve it. You can get fancy with the way
you can terminate the repeat. Be warned, though, that if your ISP assigns you a
different IP address when you redial, your existing connections will be dead.
I just sent a long mail in response to F. Chang how I do the automatic dial-in
at startup, even with two different ISP's (look for my message last Saturday
late or maybe early Sunday morning). If you can't find it, mail me for another
> Does anyone out there know how to setup ppp so that it will redial the
> number if disconnected and also set this dialup to start automactically upon
> bootup. I know how to do this through the control panel in X but I can't
> stand X and want to get rid of it and just use linux. Anyone know how to do
> this or where information about something like this can be found???