Disconnect a Dialup Connection automatically after 60 Minutes in Linux

Posted on 2003-02-24
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I have Configured a Linux Machine as a Dialin Server. It has eight modem and eight concurrent user can be conected to this machine Via Dialup. Now what I want is automatically disconnect the Dial up user after a certain interval of time. Lets say after 30 Minutes automatically one of theDialup user is disconnected and my one line is free. How do I achieve this. Kindly help

Question by:srivastavarishikesh
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by:Gabriel Orozco
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in your /etc/ppp/options file, add:

# Idle after X seconds
idle X

one good site to find this kind of options, is the PPP-Howto :-)

and specifically:


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Thanks for the reply. But this is when user has left the connection idle. What I want is whether the user is idle or not if he is connected on a dialup line for 60 minutes after 60 minutes his connection is terminated automatically.

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