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Linux 2.6 - man page for pon (linux section 1)

PON(1)					   Debian PPPD					   PON(1)

       pon, poff, plog - starts up, shuts down or lists the log of PPP connections

       pon [ isp-name [ options ] ]
       poff [ -r ] [ -d ] [ -c ] [ -a ] [ -h ] [ isp-name ]
       plog [ arguments ]

       This  manual  page  describes the pon, plog and poff scripts, which allow users to control
       PPP connections.

       pon, invoked without arguments, runs the /etc/ppp/ppp_on_boot file, if it  exists  and  is
       executable.  Otherwise,	a  PPP	connection  will  be  started  using  configuration  from
       /etc/ppp/peers/provider.  This is the default behaviour unless  an  isp-name  argument  is

       For instance, to use ISP configuration "myisp" run:

	      pon myisp

       pon  will  then	use  the options file /etc/ppp/peers/myisp.  You can pass additional pppd
       options after the ISP name, too.  pon can be used to run multiple, simultaneous	PPP  con-

       pon takes the following command line options:

	      -q --quick
		     disconnect  when ip-up finishes running.  This function is only available to
		     the root user.

       poff closes a PPP connection. If more than one PPP connection exists, the one named in the
       argument to poff will be killed, e.g.

	      poff myprovider2

       will  terminate	the  connection  to  myprovider2,  and	leave the PPP connections to e.g.
       "myprovider1" or "myprovider3" up and running.

       poff takes the following command line options:

	      -r     causes the connection to be redialed after it is dropped.

	      -d     toggles the state of pppd's debug option.

	      -c     causes pppd(8) to renegotiate compression.

	      -a     stops all running ppp connections. If the argument isp-name is given it will
		     be ignored.

	      -h     displays help information.

	      -v     prints the version and exits.

	      If  no  argument	is  given,  poff will stop or signal pppd if and only if there is
	      exactly one running. If more than one connection is active, it will  exit  with  an
	      error code of 1.

       plog  shows  you  the  last  few lines of /var/log/ppp.log. If that file doesn't exist, it
       shows you the last few lines of your /var/log/syslog file, but  excluding  the  lines  not
       generated by pppd.  This script makes use of the tail(1) command, so arguments that can be
       passed to tail(1) can also be passed to plog.

       Note: the plog script can only be used by root or another system  administrator	in  group
       "adm",  due  to security reasons. Also, to have all pppd-generated information in one log-
       file, that plog can show, you need the following line in your /etc/syslog.conf file:

       local2.*       -/var/log/ppp.log

	      PPPd system options file.

	      System PAP passwords file.

	      System CHAP passwords file.

	      Directory holding the peer options files. The default file is called provider.

	      The chat script invoked from the default /etc/ppp/peers/provider.

	      The default PPP log file.

       The p-commands were written  by	Christoph  Lameter  <clameter@debian.org>.   Updated  and
       revised by Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>.
       This  manual  was  written  by  Othmar  Pasteka	<othmar@tron.at>.  Modified  by Rob Levin
       <lilo@openprojects.net>, with some extensions taken from the old p-commands manual written
       by John Hasler <jhasler@debian.org>.

       pppd(8), chat(8), tail(1).

Debian Project				    July 2000					   PON(1)

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