Subject: Re: looking for a better way to ppp keepalive
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 06/09/2001 20:37:08
In message <200106100015.f5A0Fjo06766@ricochet.net>, "David W. Talmage" writes:
>I get my net connection from Metricom using their "always on" ricochet.net
>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
I wonder if it's a Metricom problem, in which case there's nothing you
can do about it.
That said, I think that the "right" way to do it is to use
lcp-echo-interval and lcp-echo-failure, together with the "persist"
option. (Caveat: I haven't tried it.)
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb