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 From:  joshmccormack at travelersdiary dot com
 To:  M0N0Wall firewall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  dialup backup (was RE: [m0n0wall] mobile vpn lifetime)
 Date:  Tue, 20 Jan 2004 14:27:26 -0600 (CST)
On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, Imre Ispanovits wrote:

> It may works, but I don't know how this lifetime cycle handled. Starts
> when I establish the connection, and expires anyway on the
> preset/default time, or starts counter at last activity?
> If I can avoid, I don't want to ping continously.
> Imre
> 2004-01-20, k keltezéssel 20:38-kor Brian Watters ezt írta:
> >  How about from the remote sending a keep alive PING ..
> > 
> > Brian 

couldn't just such a ping be used to detect if the connection is live, for use with the dial-up
backup system another user asked about?

if no ping on a few tries, fire up the modem?