Dialup On Demand (was: [SHR] Miscellanious minor issues)

Sven Rebhan odinshorse at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 30 15:54:12 CET 2009

2009/1/30 Michael 'Mickey' Lauer <mickey at openmoko.org>:
> Indeed. I think this is a very old feature, I remember the good old days of
> dial-up networking using pppoe. There we had something like a connection
> dialog that popped up on demand, which is what we want as well on mobile
> devices.
> Does anyone remember which kernel infastructure this on-demand dialling used?

IIRC pppoe (and dialup in general) used the ppp on demand stucture. That is, put
something like:

idle 300

into your /etc/ppp/options file and the dialup will start as soon as
someone accesses
the ppp0 device. After 300s of inactivity, the connection is killed.


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