How to make WVDIAL disconnect from script..?
Topic: How to make WVDIAL disconnect from script..?
started by: icepick
Posted by icepick on Dec. 14 2008,18:02I am using wvdial to dial up to a provider with an analog modem.. this works great.. it's all done from a script.. but whats the easiest and safest way to make the modem disconnect after an X amount of minutes? I need to prevent the line staying open by accident since I pay per minute..
Posted by mikshaw on Dec. 14 2008,20:03You can do something close with pppd (/opt/ppp/options), so it will work regardless of what method you use to dial:
Or you could make a shell script script wrapper for wvdial, which starts wvdial (backgrounded), sleeps a specified number of minutes, and then disconnects. I'm not sure if wvdial can be made to disconnect remotely, but if not you can always use "sudo poff". This would require that wvdial is not configured to automatically redial when you lose a connection.