[X Newbies] automatically disconnecting dial-up & crash on

Jon Warms jwarms at mac.com
Mon Sep 1 07:07:00 PDT 2003

A couple of points to consider:
1) Whose phone system are you using? ("cbn.net.id") Do North American 
telephone practices apply?
2) Do you have a fax program active and looking for incomings?
On Monday, September 1, 2003, at 08:36 AM, Mac OS X Newbies wrote:

> Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 18:18:17 +0700
> Subject: [X Newbies] automatically disconnecting dial-up & crash on
>  sleep
> From: Deetya <deetya at cbn.net.id>
> Message-Id: <FC8DF30C-DC6D-11D7-8560-0003939C7DF4 at cbn.net.id>

> On Saturday, Aug 30, 2003, at 04:00 Canada/Eastern, Deetya wrote:
>> Is there a way to automatically disconnect a dial-up session?
> This is for Jaguar; I don't remember if it's the same in 10.1. Open
> System Preferences and click Network. Choose Internal Modem from the
> Show pop-up menu, click the PPP tab, and click PPP Options. Check the
> "Disconnect if idle for __ minutes" option. Enter in the box the
> desired number of idle minutes prior to disconnecting.

> I did that. And it didn't do that... automatically disconnect from the
> Internet, I mean :-)
> Does this mean that my system is somehow corrupted? Or is it just a
> preference corrupted somewhere? Or is something on my eMac or my ISP
> inadvertently or advertently ;-) sending packets?
> On a totally unrelated note, is this inability to disconnect on dial-up
> related to crash on waking up from sleep? There's been several times
> that my eMac has crashed when sleeping (the power light is on, but the
> screen remains dark), or frozen when coming out of sleep. I even had a
> crash when waking up after I ran MacJanitor.

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