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Re: activating a dial-up connection from cygwin

Hey, Sam,

Where were you when I was looking for this way back when?

That's two lacunae in as many days:


Ignorance is _not_ bliss!

Thanks to you and Luke Kendall for the enlightenment.


At 07:46 2003-07-25, Sam Edge wrote:
"Rob" <> wrote in
in gmane.os.cygwin on Fri, 25 Jul 2003 10:01:28 -0400:

> Hello,
> I was wondering if there was any way to activate an existing windows 2000
> dial-up connection from the cygwin command line.
> The reason I want to know is because I have a shell script that
> automatically backs up files to a remote computer (which is only accessible
> through a vpn connection).  Since I don't want to maintain the VPN
> connection all the time, I need a way to start it up (and possibly shut it
> down) from the command line.

Try typing
    rasdial /help
from a command line.

It's a built-in in NT, 2k and (I think) XP and works fine for me from
CMD.EXE or bash.

There's a freeware (or perhaps shareware) version available for 9x/Me
as well. You'll have to Google for that.

Sam Edge

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