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10 Jun 2004 15:16 insajt

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,

> respectively.

> Documentation indicated sound would not

> play

> 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

> file

> ~/.icpld/icpld.pid

> 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

10 Jun 2004 09:16 jamesonburt

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

yesterday.

In the configuration file, I use sounds from my

Debian package frozen-bubble,

nobeep=false

cmd4dn=play

/usr/share/games/frozen-bubble/snd/stick.wav

cmd4up=play /usr/share/games/frozen-bubble/snd/rebound.wav

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

~/.icpld/icpld.pid

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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