In my house I have two machines, a Redhat8 Linux machine I use aa a server and a windows XP client. My adsl modem (external) is connected to one network card and the connection is established using a simple script that starts a pppd process. Another netwok card attches to the windows XP to allow the XP to see the outside world. My problem is as follows:
If I turn the client machine off, the adsl connection is dropped, why is that?
I need a way to insure that the line is up again if it is dropped. Is there a way to do that in Linux? What script can I use that will take care of that?
Thank you in advance