| From: Philip Creevy <tiger98 at iol.ie>
| Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 19:35:58 +0100
| I have a modem on FC5 to connect to the internet
| but I want it to hangup after a period of not
| been used. The standard setting for time out
| does not appear to work, as if
| there is still sum activity in the background.
|[ ... ] Any ideas welcome.
(Try http://diald.sourceforge.net ?)
I've been using it (plus wvdial(1)) on my SUSE system
for many years with essentially no problems. I use it
to bring the link up on-request (it can do so on-demand
but I don't use it this way) and let it do exactly what
you want: bring the link down after some amount of
inactivity. what constitutes activity/inactivity is
configurable, but I've only once had to tweak it,
after a flood of SYN-less RST packets (see the ILUG
list archives for September 2003).
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