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? Jon ============== 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.