Always-on networking via GPRS

Andreas Kostyrka andreas at
Wed May 2 13:07:24 CEST 2007

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Tim Newsom wrote:
> On Tue, 1 May 2007 10:03, Nuutti Kotivuori wrote:
> /snip
>> Hmmh, okay. But, since GPRS is really blocked for the duration of the
>> call, doesn't that mean that the local PPP client will not get replies
>> to LCP echo packets? So atleast the local ppp must be configured to
>> never disconnect the call on LCP echo failures. What about the remote
>> side? Surely there must be some time after which the remote ppp will
>> disconnect your client for not answering to anything - or is there?
> /snip
>> -- Naked
> My understanding, and someone please correct me if I am wrong, is that
> the gprs and gsm functions will be multiplexed by code written by
> Heralde. So it should be possible to use gprs and make a call over gsm
> at the same time.
Nope. OTOH, if the ppp connection is configured right, and you don't
talk to long, the ppp connection gets just suspended and will resume
after you are finished talking.


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