[plug] Keep losing my route to ISP

Phil Steege psteege at tpg.com.au
Fri Jun 15 23:54:03 WST 2001


Thanks for the tips and the links.
I will try that as soon as I figure out how to remotely login to my 
server/gateway/firewall.  I haven't been able to get ssh working just yet, 
and I don't want to enable rlogin or telnet on my firewall machine.
Another work in progress, but hey, that is what the fun of Linux is all about.


On Saturday 16 June 2001 02:02 am, Kai wrote:
> Hi Phil,
> So, the machine you're using to dial-up isn't the machine you're using
> as a workstation? why not use this in command line on the server:
> /sbin/if-up ppp0 &
> to activate your internet connection remotely ? sure it require you su
> to root for 30 seconds to run the command but it also ensures nothing's
> going to accidentally auto dial.
> You can also use programs like DialD (howto is here:
> http://www.linux.org.au/LDP/HOWTO/Diald-HOWTO.html) to dial at specific
> times during the day if you have a semi-permanent connection and re-dial
> after ## minutes after being d/c.
> This howto: http://www.linux.org.au/LDP/HOWTO/ISP-Hookup-HOWTO.html
> gives an example of how to automated the dialling procedure for Linux.

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