Subject: looking for a better way to ppp keepalive
To: None <>
From: David W. Talmage <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/09/2001 20:15:43
I get my net connection from Metricom using their "always on" 
service.  From time to time, my ppp network connection disappears.  ifconfig 
says that the interface is up and pppd remains running but no packets come in 
and none go out.

I found a way to keep the ppp connection alive.  I wonder if there is a better 

if [ `/sbin/ping -c 1 -q $ISP_NAME_SERVER` -ne 0 ] ; then