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How to set auto redial in Ubuntu 11.10 like Windows XP where in Windows XP it asks you the number how many times want to re-dial if connection gets dropped where you set the number of re-dial like 10,20 or 100

Is there any option in Ubuntu I can set the number of redial if connection drops? Please help my connection gets dropped every couple of hours or I have to get back to dumb Windows.... help me....

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You can set the persist option in /etc/ppp/options, and it should keep trying forever.

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and how do i do that ca you plz tell me in details exactly cause i m new to linux.. –  Bhavesh Jogadia Jan 12 '12 at 15:02
    
i got the option file now what do i change here to make it work –  Bhavesh Jogadia Jan 12 '12 at 15:17
    
Add a new line saying "persist" –  tumbleweed Jan 12 '12 at 21:15
    
where do i add it ant specific line first or last and only add single word persist ???? –  Bhavesh Jogadia Jan 13 '12 at 6:16
    
The order is unimportant –  tumbleweed Jan 13 '12 at 8:39

persist in /etc/ppp/peers/dls-provider is important.

I also noticed that maxfail 0 is very important too. Specially if there is a problem with the line. Without it pppd will give up after the 10th attempt.

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