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Re: ADSL frustration



From: "Wolfgang Gill" <wolfgang botanybay nsw gov au>

> I would check with your ISP, as to wether they are using a heartbeat
server.
> (It checks to see if there is any activity, then if not, disconnects
you!).
> We had a similar problem like this with a cable connection. You will need
to
> speak to them as to how to set your system up for it. Unfortunately, I
can't
> help you here as I don't know how it's done with Linux. The system we had
> the problem with was a Windblows system.

Unless the byte count would be a severe problem setup fetchmail to fetch
your email every few minutes. That solves the heartbeat issue quite nicely.
Of course, that presumes you have a machine on 24 hours every day, which is
the right way to run Linux, anyway.

{^_-}





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