I currently run a Linux box that has a dedicated dialup access line
with a static IP that is assigned during the initial connection.
If for any reason the box gets rebooted I don't have Apache automated
to load on reboot. So that means I get a page and have to telnet into
the box and start it manually.
The problem that I run into is that if I place the startup command for
Apache in the /etc/rc.d/rc.local (Slackware) file to load on bootup it
fails to load because the ppp-on script is still in the process of
connecting and Apache doesn't see the assigned IP address to the PPP0
adapter that isn't registered to the system yet.
My /usr/sbin/ppp-on has a line for local_IP=0.0.0.0 so that the ISP
assigns the IP address even though it is static.
Any suggestions? I've wondered if there was/is a way to make the PPP0
adapter a static network adapter to the system even when there isn't a
physical dialup connection at any given moment...
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I recently put the
users on proxy cache thru Apache versus straight thru the (slow)
dialup; so for any reason the Apache software isn't running the users
act like ducks out the water rather than temporarily setting they're
browsers to non-proxy lookups.
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