[oclug] Rogers Keep-alive Script
rjordan at student.math.uwaterloo.ca
Mon Feb 12 15:44:46 EST 2001
> My apologies; I forgot to write it down when the discussion was on.
> What are all you Rogers @home users using to keep your connections alive? I
> just put in a Linux firewall/router/DHCP server in for a client and they
> don't have any connectivity until an hour after they get in (i.e., no
> apparent connection despite their best attempts and then it magically comes
> I think it was an hourly cron job that went something like "ping -c ...".
> If that's the case, could you include the syntax?
Teryon cable modems stop responding to outside connection attempts
after 10 minutes of inactivity. Outgoing connections, however, should
continue to work. In other words, it will only matter if you want to
run some kind of server on the Rogers-connected machine. A ping to the
default gateway every 9 minutes will eliminate any periods of idleness
greater than 9 minutes, and hence the modem will not time-out.
I personally have a Lan City modem, so I am writing this by memory, of
what I have read on the list.
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