Auto reconnect

I'm using Redhat 9 and connect to internet thru a VPN server, but the server is set to disconnect in every 8 hours. I can set my linux to auto connect on boot up. Can I set my VPN client to auto reconnect the VPN after disconnection?
I've tried adding -persist after pptp but failed.
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majorwooCommented:
you could use a cron job to check that it is up, and if not reconnect it if -pesist fails
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