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Subject:   "End Hanging Disconnect" application
Date:   2004-02-09 19:09:41
From:   fofer
Have you tried "End Hanging Disconnect"?


"End Hanging Disconnect is a Mac OS X Applescript application that will force-quit the infamous "endless disconnect" that can sometimes occur on dialup Internet connections. Simply run the application and enter your (admin) password. You may then reconnect to the Internet without having to restart the computer.

This <new> version repeats the killall command 5 times (with 5 second delay in between tries), since the first try frequently does not end the pppd processes. If the command is successful on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th try, a subsequent dialog will indicate no matching processes were found. Just dismiss the dialog as needed; no harm done."

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  • Morbus Iff photo "End Hanging Disconnect" application
    2004-02-09 19:52:36  Morbus Iff | O'Reilly Author [View]

    This actually addresses a different bug which I've yet to encounter. Rarely, when you disconnect your dialup connection from the 'Net, the modem/drivers will remain in a perpetual "disconnecting..." state. Powercycling the modem doesn't help, very rarely does killing the actual process help, and typically, the solution is to reboot the computer to reload the drivers.