Re: Very nice pinning down DSL internet connection drops
> so I hear a decreasing tone or an
> increasing tone
> when my ADSL connection goes down or up,
> Documentation indicated sound would not
> with icpld running as a daemon, but it
> does play while in daemon mode for me.
This is only true for the terminal bell beeping. I should definately clarify this in the documentation, now that the option to play other sounds is available.
> If the system crashes, there remains the
> which must be removed by hand; since
> "icpld -quit"
> will not remove this file when icpld
> does not run,
> and icpld will not start while this
> icpld.pid file remains.
> Because of this, when I created a
> startup /etc/init.d/icpld
> script, I had to alter that file 3 times
> until I noticed this slight oddity.
You do have a point here. This will be fixed in the upcoming release. icpld -quit should definately remove stale pid-files. Thank you for pointing this out. You could by the way have taken a look at the startup script available in the contrib directory :-)
Thank you for the feedback
Very nice pinning down DSL internet connection drops
With this, I could tell that my connections were down
for minutes rather than hours as I formerly thought.
I now spend far less human time monitoring and
wondering about my ADSL connection.
Here is an example response with "icpld -log -m" or from /var/log/icpld.log,
IPv4: Connection down: Wed Jun 9 22:30:03 2004
IPv4: connection up: Wed Jun 9 22:41:09 2004
Down for: 00:11:06
IPv4 Total: 00:26:30
IPv4 connection dropped 6 times.
This particular drop was down for 11 minutes,
while my connection has been down 6 times
for a total of 26 minutes since this daemon started
In the configuration file, I use sounds from my
Debian package frozen-bubble,
so I hear a decreasing tone or an increasing tone
when my ADSL connection goes down or up, respectively.
Documentation indicated sound would not play
with icpld running as a daemon, but it does play while in daemon mode for me.
While I only wanted logging, the sounds for my internet
connection failing/working enhance my mind-meld
with my computer.
If the system crashes, there remains the file
which must be removed by hand; since "icpld -quit"
will not remove this file when icpld does not run,
and icpld will not start while this ficpld.pid file remains.
Because of this, when I created a startup /etc/init.d/icpld
script, I had to alter that file 3 times until I noticed this slight oddity.
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