Thu Feb 13 13:57:35 NZDT 2003
From: Daniel Lawson [mailto:daniel@m...]
Sent: Thursday, 13 February 2003 1:52 p.m.
Subject: Re: [wlug] ADSL failover
>>A better idea is to find out what your Tempest ADSL pear IP is (the
>>DSLAM's router IP). And force a route to that and ping that IP.
>>Getting this IP is easy if you use PPPoE. In our case our Telecom
>>IP is displayed with ifconfig:
>Unfortunately, in both Craig and my cases, we don't have PPP
>the connection on a useful server. If we did have the connection
>terminated by PPP on our router/server/linuxbox whatever, then we could
>simply monitor the ppp link status - as when the link drops, you no
>longer have a connection. Much easier to do.
It's not PPP he's talking about. All DSL connections have a peer/pear
Traceroute soemthing, and the second hop will be the router IP of the
In my case
1. 10.55.1.254 < my router
2. 202-0-40-254.paradise.net.nz < this is the one you want
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