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Old 01-08-2002
Question schedule dial-out different ISP's

Hi,

I'm running user ppp on FreeBSD. I have an internet account which gives me the oppertunity to login for free (say 25 a month Smilie) during specific hours. Outside these hours I pay the normal fee. I also have another ISP which gives me the oppertunity to log in for a reduced fee all times.

How do I set up ppp to connect to a provider at specific hours and
How do I change the connection to a different provider at a specific time?

Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2002
Create two chat config files, one containing each phone number (and other appropriate settings). Schedule a cronjob to copy the config file into place at the appropriate hour and dial the provider (disconnecting a previous session if necessary).
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Old 01-15-2002
Thanks PxT,

Already figured it out myself.

Anyway, Thanks Smilie
 
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