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I have an app that I have scheduled to run each monrning at 6am.  It does a few puts and gets to my FTP sites.  The problem is I run it from a machine that uses DUN to connect.

The machine is connected often, but sometimes during the night the connection drops.  I could use something like dunce, but I would rather do it myself.
I basically want to test to see if it is connected, and if it is not - then go ahead and connect.

Any suggestions on the best way to do this would be appreciated.
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Write something that does a ping to the ISP's IP address ever x minutes. No response means the connection is lost...
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I figured out the ping part already - but how do you launch DUN and have it automagically dial?
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When you do a request for an ip address outside your LAN the dialer will automatically dial-in and connect. No code is involved here...
Just configure the dailer so that it does not prompt to use dial-up networking.

But don't ping when you don't need a connection because this would trigger the dialer.

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I obtained a registry patch from the below URL
http://www.annoyances.org/win95

It allows the dialer to connect anytime anytype of outside network is contacted.

Thanks
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That is exactly what I said before.
Try somehing else: Download Dunce at http://www.vecdev.com/dunce.html
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Thanks for the help.
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