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Re: Redailers Re: [SLUG] Silly ISP type question [ OT ]


On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 07:48:21PM +1000, Terry Collins wrote:
> ...snip...
> > In my system,  I have a 'server' with an  IP-chains firewall and proxy.   The
> > server is set up so that ppp persistantly dials the one-net server whenever it
> > kicks me off (every 4-6 hours).
> 
> Just 2c to make sure that you limit the number of redials.
> 
> Some ISPs have been guilty of having the modem answer the call. If the
> system doesn't respond, you could end up enriching the shareholders of
> Telstra quite considerably whilst you redialer keeps forever dialing.

Yup, as discovered one time the re-dialer is extremely persistant.

On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 08:32:29PM +1000, Dave Fitch wrote:
> On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 07:48:21PM +1000, Terry Collins wrote:
> > Just 2c to make sure that you limit the number of redials.
> > 
> > Some ISPs have been guilty of having the modem answer the call. If the
> > system doesn't respond, you could end up enriching the shareholders of
> > Telstra quite considerably whilst you redialer keeps forever dialing.
> 
> quite true which is why if mine drops out it has to wait til I
> get home again to redial, until I can work out if wvdial has
> an option to limit the numbers of redials within a time period
> rather than continuous redialing.

I have ended up using masqdialer <URL: http://w3.cpwright.com/mserver/>
which has clients for almost every platform and a resonably easy to
setup server.

Anand