I currently have a Linux box set up to act as a gateway to the Internet,
with pppd configured for demand dialling to Demon. I also have a
Freeserve account, which expires every couple of months unless I dial in
to them. What I would like to do is set up a weekly dial-up to
So my questions are :
Can I dial Freeserve without having to take the demand dial Demon
connection down first? I was thinking perhaps set up chat-ppp1 and
ifcfg-ppp1 for Freeserve, not demand dial just a straight connection,
then use a cron job to do "ifup ppp1". Would this work when ppp0 is
already up but not connected ?
If this works, what is the best way to prevent my ip-up.local from
trying to fetch news off Demon when connected to Freeserve ?
On a slightly related topic, now that Demon have SurfTime enabled, is
it possible to persuade pppd to dial a different number off-peak than
The "from" must be wrong, nothing that helpful ever comes from the TAN team!