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Old 11-05-2008, 10:42 PM
Default Dialup connection timer

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Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 10:48:33AM +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> 2008/11/5 Douglas A. Tutty <dtutty@vianet.ca>:
>>> On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 10:02:35PM +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>>> Is there any GUI-based software for timing how long one has been
>>>> connected to dialup? I have found wvdial but I need something for a
>>>> less technical user. Thanks in advance.
>>> Its not GUI, but a simple way would be to add a script to the -up and
>>> -down ppp directories that just puts the output of date to the end of a
>>> file with a comment like "dialup on" and "dialup off". Let the less
>>> technical user be able to read this file and they can do the math.
>> Thanks, Doug, but this would not work in the case of accidental
>> disconnects, which are frequent with dial-up.
> Are you saying that /etc/ppp/ip-down isn't run if you unplug the phone
> wire? I've never had that problem. As for handling accidental
> disconnects, there's the pppd persist option.
> Doug.
I havent used it in a while but vodaphone has some software for
connecting to the net via pcmcia cell cards. had a nice gui that showed
usage when I tried it. Im sure the device controlled can be changed,
might be worth looking into?

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