>I finnaly got my ipfw to work along with proxy. However, I need to find a
>FAQ or information on how to keep my SLIP connection to my ISP.
>Basically I would like to have a way to detect a dropped line and reconnect.
You can use diald with ppp, but since I don't use ppp, I don't know
about it.. Kere's how I keep my connection alive.. I just send a
"heartbeat" to my ISP (In good 'ol DIX Ethernet style!) with ping.
ping -i180 -q explorer >/dev/null 2>/dev/null &
^1 ^2 ^3 ^------- 4 -------^
1: Send one packet every 180 seconds
2: Do it QUIETLY
3: my ISP
4: I don't wanna see anything on the screen, and run it in the background.
I have this running in rc.local. I know, not too elegant, but it doesn't
bother me (All output's redirected) so.. <shrug>
Quote:>Also is there a way to verify the speed DIP is connected to after it is
>connected? I have only been able to connect to my ISP twice at 28800, and
>then the connection is dropped.
Hmm.. I've got a similar problem. Sometimes when I connect, it hangs
up immediatly. So when I DO connect, I have no idea what speed I'm
at. I'm on a 28800, and FTP's take anywhere from 1.4k to 3.2k