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modem dosent dial up when mail is in queue

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I am using an UUCP connection in my mail server,I have a remote server (RAS) located at a distant place which my modem dials up using a telephone line...The problem is when a mail comes in the queue the modem dosent dial up automatically,I have to use the uucico command always or periodically to manually dial the modem..I have put the command in the cron tab and have set the time as every 2 sec for dialing...so now its dialing...I use Linux 9.0 kernel 2.4.20....in my mail server..I dont know what could be the problem...I have given time to dial as any in the dial file...The same files work well with Linux v 6.2....I dont know what is the problem with 9.0....Can u pls help me how to get the modem call by itself when there is a mail in the queue....The MTA used is sendmail.When I dial the modem manually or the crontab way,there is no problems in sending and receiving mails.

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shyam
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Well... I'm not sure if you are familiar with some basic #!/bin/bash scripting,

But one way of overriding this would be to write a little script that analyzes the output of "mailq"..and if there are one or more messages in the queue, it runs the command to dial the modem.
This can then be set to run as a cronjob every minute or two.

I might be able to provide you with a script like that if you arte interested
Let me know what you think.

Thanks
J
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