brian at freebsd-services.com
Tue Oct 30 13:08:04 GMT 2001
> > >Remember that the USB ADSL option is non-nat from anywhere - you always
> > >a Real IP address with that. Despite most peoples complaints, aside from
> > >the lack of static IP address I've actually got on fine with BT
> > >USB 500k thingy.
> > >
> > >Works a treat with FreeBSD - get 15-25ms pings to most UK things. Nice
> > Does it work on bootup? Mine fails with "Child failed(errdead)" and I
> > have to run the PPP command manually a couple of times before it
> > starts. Plus, it fails after a few hours, often during the night.
> Works fine on bootup. It generally does go down about once every 24 hours -
> I think this is BT's attempt to force you to upgrade to the static IP
> addressed version should you want to host servers - I've set up a script
> which checks whether the link is up (by the rather crude method of pinging
> a couple of servers) and if it's down, issuing a "killall ppp" then a
> "ppp -ddial adsl", and am running it through cron every ten minutes.
> It usually is at night that the disconnects occur, but I would say it's
> considerably less often than once every few hours.... Normally once per
> day - I think the longest I've had it connected was about 30 hours, not
> brilliant, but normally you can reconnect straight away.
> As to the connect on startup thing, I'm using the adsl-bsd.sh script that
> came with the driver to load up ppp in ddial mode, and it works fine, as
> soon as some data tries to flow it brings up the connection.
You may find it useful to upgrade to the latest net/pppoa port. I
get this from ``show physical'' right now:
Device: !/usr/local/bin/pppoa2 -vpi 0 -vci 38 -v 1 (session owner: 926)
Link Type: ddial
Connect Count: 34
Queued Packets: 0
Phone Number: N/A
Device List: "!/usr/local/bin/pppoa2 -vpi 0 -vci 38 -v 1"
Characteristics: sync, cs8, no parity, CTS/RTS on
CD check delay: no cd
Connect time: 255:40:42
70579644 octets in, 18579591 octets out
307413 packets in, 302138 packets out
overall 96 bytes/sec
currently 423 bytes/sec in, 277 bytes/sec out (over the last 5 secs)
peak 55007 bytes/sec on Sun Oct 28 18:08:01 2001
ie, it's been connected for over a week. This has no problems
connecting on boot either.
Brian <brian at freebsd-services.com> <brian at Awfulhak.org>
Don't _EVER_ lose your sense of humour ! <brian@[uk.]OpenBSD.org>
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