Kevin Philp wrote:
> We have a dial on demand setup for our small network which uses wvdial.
> However when the idle time is set greater than 30 seconds the interface
> never times out. We seem to get modem activity about every 10 seconds
> even if nothing is going on. We never saw this activity when we dialed
> manually. Any ideas whats causing it?
If you're using Red Hat check for the rhnsd daemon, which contacts Red
Hat every few minutes. The artsd daemon is also a culprit for putting
packets on the network without being asked. If you have any Windows
machines on the LAN, make sure they have all unnecessary background
I have demand dial but I used plain pppd and it works fine. The one
thing I cannot get the machines to do is obey the settings for looking
up names and numbers. They are all set to do hosts first, DNS second.
Yet they persist in triggering demand-dial even if you just ftp from
one host on the LAN to the one beside it. All hosts files have all
the local names and fixed IP addresses in them, so why they should need
to contact a name server is beyond me.
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