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Sun Mar  3 21:25:34 EST 1996 - v0.23
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				PPPupd
		Jake Bouvrie (swarthy@thetasys.com)
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PPPupd, is a simple daemon which maintains a dialup PPP connection.
PPPupd is able to:
	+ Execute a redial script, should the connection drop.

	+ Send out periodic pings to keep a connection up, which might
	be disconnected by unruly ISP's who kick there well paying 
	members off, after a predetermined number of minutes of
	inactivity.
	
	+ Send logs to stdout, a log file, or syslog, or all three.
	
PPPupd's real strength lies in the ability to configure it easily.
Upon startup, pppupd will read the contents of a configuration file
(pppupd.cf by default) and execute scripts, ping, or whatever accordingly.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
	Go through the pppupd.cf.template file, and edit it according to your
	system.

	Edit the makefile line which reads "CONFIGFILE=" to reflect the name
	you chose for the configuration file, and where it should reside
	such as:
		CONFIGFILE=/etc/ppp/pppupd.conf
	
	If you are NOT on a 486 or higher machine, you will probably 
	want to get rid of the -m486 flag in the makefile CCFLAGS line.

	Then, type "make". And make will build a pppupd binary.

	You can execute pppupd, by saying:
		pppupd > /dev/null
	
	The reason for the /dev/null part is so that pppupd will not spit
	its logs at your terminal, as well as preventing the output from 
	the pings to go to your terminal.


You can get the latest versions of pppupd, from

ftp://ftp.thetasys.com/pub/pppupd/

or from

ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/system/Network/serial

Send any comments, suggestions, or hate/black mail to: swarthy@thetasys.com

(c) 1996 Jake Bouvrie <swarthy@thetasys.com>