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vakuta

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« on: September 16, 2006, 02:51:56 pm »
I could use some help here, apparently, my computer doesn't want to stay on.  I tried to leave the server running, but I got disconnected from the internet because I 'didn't appear to be browsing the web at the time'.   :'-(   I need ideas on how I can fix that.  And Cratylus has already suggested getting another ISP, which is an unacceptable solution, so don't bother to mention it.   :P

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2006, 01:23:57 am »
Hi Zaroth,



You did not mention what OS you are running on. There are several things you could try. The first is to a ping another machine



in win32

ping -t google.com

Linux

ping google.com



That would keep a connection alive. If you need to keep the link alive using http data, then you use wget ( I think there is a windows version)  and run cron job/scheduled task to retrieve information from a webpage.



I guess you could even try and get a bot to make use of a newtork related function on the mud to generate net traffic :)



Hope this helps.



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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006, 09:10:34 am »
I am using windows XP.  Apparently, there are certain 'repeater' programs you can do, like e-mail checkers, ping reqs, but I don't know how to set up timed programs, maybe someone could help me?  The problem isn't the mud server, it's the internet, I get disconnected for not browsing the web.

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2006, 09:37:40 am »
Hi Zaroth,



You could use Outlook Express - tools/options , then set send and receive messages to automatically check an email account every 5 mins.



If you want something with even more control you could try this http://www.activxperts.com/activmonitor/freeware/">prog. I have used this program at work and is great as the freeware version allows a high degree of control over icmp and http monitoring.



Regards,



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