[Gllug] Recommend an ADSL modem?

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Wed Feb 4 20:51:23 UTC 2004

On Fri, 30 Jan 2004, dylan at dylan.me.uk yowled:
> Are you saying that the lease on the half-bridged IP adress is ALWAYS 1 
> minute?


>         That's ridiculous!

Yes. :)

>                            I haven't had line-drop issues even with 5 
> mins

Strange. Maybe there's a way to change the 1 minute lease time, but
I don't know what it is.

(What does packet snooping tell you about your leases?)

>      - only when the ISP drops the line AND I'm not actually using the 
> connection at the time. So at the weekend there'll be a keepalive 
> script added to cron...

I have a re-bring-the-line-up perl script if you're interested (that
reboots the router to bring the line up again, 'cos mine seems incapable
of bringing its PPP connection up successfully more than once per boot).

`note to the crown prosecution service: Machine guns dont have a
 'stun' setting.' --- mjw
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