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    How to detect eth0 up?

    I have an ADSL modem connected to my Ethernet card. I use pppoe-start to connect to the Internet. I want to know whether my modem is switched on (i.e., eth0 is up) so that i can run pppoe-start because the pppoe-start script does not seem to check the state of eth0 and endlessly tries to start pppoe. Is there any command to know modem's status??

  2. #2
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    Jan 2007
    well, you could try


    to see whether eth0 is listed; and if not

    "ifconfig eth0 up"
    the sun is new every day (heraclitus)

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