disconnect if idle 10 minutes

Discussion in 'Apple' started by sawney beane, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. sawney beane

    sawney beane Guest

    I have Tiger and dialup. In Network Preferences > Configure > PPP I
    have the box checked to disconnect after 10 minutes with no activity.
    This way I can walk away during a download and let the computer hang up
    when it's through.

    Lately it hasn't been hanging up when finished. What could be wrong?
    sawney beane, Jun 30, 2006
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    Alice Faber Guest

    When I had that problem, it was bad guys probing my Mac for Windows-ish
    vulnerabilities. I don't recall offhand what program I installed to
    check for that kind of activity (this was a few years ago, perhaps even
    when I was still running OS9).
    Alice Faber, Jun 30, 2006
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  3. sawney beane

    sawney beane Guest

    I've found the problem in my case. I just have to close the web page
    from which I choose downloads.
    sawney beane, Jun 30, 2006
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    Eric P. Guest

    There's sw for OS 9.x called IPNetSentry that detects, blocks, and
    filters out many attacks against one's computer while on-line. The
    maker is Sustainable Softworks. There might be an OS X version,
    but I'm not sure, as I don't do X.

    Happy computing,
    Eric P., Jun 30, 2006
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