Perl! Write a script and run it from cron, the script could use the net
module to ping and check reply.... if ping fails after say 5 pings, then
ifconfig ppp0 up, or how ever you connect to your dialup isp....
Email off the group if you have more questions
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> Over the past 3 weeks, due to incompetence on the part of USWorst, I
> have been subjected to having my DSL connection interrupted for several
> hours at a time. I would like to create a backup system in case this
> should happen again in the future. What I want is a system that takes
> effect whenever my server detects a loss of my DSL connection to the
> Internet and then uses my modem to dial-up my ISP. However, I am
> unsure as to the best way to determine if my connection is still up.
> Normally, I just manually ping my IPS's gateway computer, but I need
> something I can easily automate in a script. And, of course, I need a
> way of telling when the DSL connection has come back up again. Has
> anyone had experience with something like this? I could use some
> Before you buy.
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