Re: Finding existing PPP connection?

What about looking to see if ppp0 is an active connection? I have a
program called conky that I run on the desktop, and it polls ppp0. When
it gets an IP address, it displays it along with transfer statistics. I
have the same problem as Matej, because I can't make VPN connections
because NM doesn't know it's connected.


On Thu, 2006-12-14 at 10:23 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-12-13 at 16:06 +0000, Matej Cepl wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I know there are some attempts to make PPP working with NM, but I have
> > slightly more simple answer. Is it possible to *discover* existing PPP
> > connection with NM created by other means (i.e., running wvdial in su-ued
> > gnome-terminal)? I have incredibly crappy connection (or bad support for
> > PCMCIA GPRS card in Linux, I don't know), so it takes me three or four or
> > more attempts to get connection, but then it would be nice if NM could
> > find out that the connection happened and inform other programs (Epiphany,
> > Evolution, etc.) about being connected, and if NM would be able to
> > establish VPN connection over that. Is it possible, or I am just dreaming
> > RFE?
> Probably dreaming for an RFE, sorry :)  There's no really good way I can
> think of to detect an already running PPP instance since the pieces just
> aren't there to do it well.  Hence the work to make PPP more
> integrated...
> Dan
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