[lug] advice for scripting modem....

Chip Atkinson chip at pupman.com
Thu Nov 18 10:42:21 MST 2004

I'm not sure what's on your other end, but if it can use ppp, you can set
up pppd to be demand dial.  Then when you try to send stuff it hangs until
the connection comes up and then starts.

Depending on the recipient, you could then set up sshd to transfer the

I did something somewhat similar for downloading email a while back.


On Thu, 18 Nov 2004, Jason Davis wrote:

> Hello,
>  My company connects to other companies via a modem and transfers files
> with zmodem. We have scripted this with perl and minicom. However , it
> does not work in cron. We have researched and hacked to try to get this
> working in cron , but we still have had no luck.
>  So, I am seeking advice on how to do this correctly. Should I script
> another dialer program? Does anyone know of a pkg or lib that will let
> me do this easily using perl,java or php? I would prefer a less hackish
> approach.
> TIA,
> jd
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