dial-up server catch-22
greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Thu Mar 20 21:19:41 EST 2003
I have been seriously considering the idea of setting up a dial-up server for myself, in the event that I want to access my machine,
but have no access to a network, only to a phone line.
My problem is though that I have an answering machine, and only 1 phone line.
Is there some way to setup init/agetty so that the modem would answer the phone on every other call?
A scenario of what I mean by that is as follows.
1. I call in, and remotely disable my answering machine.
2. I call in with a modem this time, and say my server is set to pick up on the 6th ring, which it does.
I then login, do whatever I got to do, and end the connection.
3. I call in again, but the modem knows this is another call, and doesn't pick up.
This would give my machine a chance to pick up after 10 rings, so that I can reenable it.
Then, in the future, if I disabled the machine, and let the phone ring 6 times, the modem would pick up.
Then, if I called in once more, it wouldn't pick up, and so on.
Could someone please tell me if what I'm suggesting is possible, and how
I can accomplish it?
Thanks in advance.
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