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How do I set up automatic modem dial/hangup?

Mulberry does its best to determine what kind of internet connection you have and whether one is active when it starts up. If no connection is present it can execute a command to try and make a connection. This will typically create a pppd process to make a ppp connection via a modem.

To make automatic dialling/hangup active, you need to have the 'Automatic Modem Dial/Hagup' option on in Mulberry's Mailbox>Disconnected preferences panel. You also need to have a file called .auto_dial present in your default Mulberry directory (usually ~/.mulberry). This file should contain a single line with the command to execute in order to initiate the connection. e.g.:

pppd call myisp

Mulberry will execute this command to intitiate the pppd process. It then waits for a suitable network interface to become available or for the created process to terminate. If the process terminates, the auto-dial fails. If an interface becomes available, the auto-dial succeeds.

When an auto-hangup occurs (for example when you disconnect with the appropriate preference turned on) Mulberry will terminate the process created by the auto-dial using a SIGINT signal.