Subject: Re: idle timeouts from isp
To: None <>
From: Matthew <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/04/2001 09:54:09
Try running either ntpdate (from cron) or xntpd.  A side effect is that
your clock is kept in sync!


Rick Kelly wrote:
> Jukka Marin said:
> >On Sat, Nov 03, 2001 at 02:42:19PM -0500, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> >> On Sat, Nov 03, 2001 at 09:41:12PM +0200, Jukka Marin wrote:
> >> > ping also has option -i for interval in seconds.  No need for cron..
> >>
> >> There is if we're talking about a headless firewall machine that Jon
> >> doesn't want to stay logged into all the time.
> >
> >You can run ping from /etc/rc.local or some such and never need to log on.
> I just dredged up a little c program that was posted to one of the mailing
> lists or the newsgroup by back in 1995.
> At that time I had 24x7 dedicated dialup access. This little daemon would
> ping the default route and if the ping didn't work it would kill the pppd
> daemon if it was still running. I just compiled it and named it ppp-up.
> I also had a cron job that ran every 2 minutes. If it didn't see that pppd
> was running, it would restart it. I had the script keep a log of how often
> it restarted the daemon.
> I could probably also dredge up the cron script, but I will have to boot
> my 486/33 NetBSD 1.0A system which is sitting in the corner at this moment.
> The ping daemon is at:
> --
> Rick Kelly