pon [ isp-name [ options ] ]
       poff [ -r ] [ -d ] [ -c ] [ -a ] [ -h ] [ isp-name ]
       plog [ arguments ]

       This manual page describes the pon, plog and poff scripts, which  allow
       users to control PPP connections.

       pon,  invoked without arguments, runs the /etc/ppp/ppp_on_boot file, if
       it exists and is  executable.  Otherwise,  a  PPP  connection  will  be
       started  using configuration from /etc/ppp/peers/provider.  This is the
       default behaviour unless an isp-name argument is given.

       For instance, to use ISP configuration "myisp" run:

              pon myisp

       pon will then use the options file /etc/ppp/peers/myisp.  You can  pass
       additional  pppd  options  after the ISP name, too.  pon can be used to
       run multiple, simultaneous PPP connections.

       pon takes the following command line options:

              -q --quick
                     disconnect when ip-up finishes running.  This function is
                     only available to the root user.

       poff  closes  a PPP connection. If more than one PPP connection exists,
       the one named in the argument to poff will be killed, e.g.

              poff myprovider2

       will terminate the connection to myprovider2, and leave the PPP connec-
       tions to e.g. "myprovider1" or "myprovider3" up and running.

       poff takes the following command line options:

              -r     causes the connection to be redialed after it is dropped.

              -d     toggles the state of pppd's debug option.

              -c     causes pppd(8) to renegotiate compression.

              -a     stops  all  running  ppp  connections.  If  the  argument
                     isp-name is given it will be ignored.

              -h     displays help information.

              -v     prints the version and exits.

       Note: the plog script can only be used by root or another system admin-
       istrator in group "adm", due to security reasons.  Also,  to  have  all
       pppd-generated information in one logfile, that plog can show, you need
       the following line in your /etc/syslog.conf file:

       local2.*       -/var/log/ppp.log

              PPPd system options file.

              System PAP passwords file.

              System CHAP passwords file.

              Directory holding the peer options files. The  default  file  is
              called provider.

              The     chat     script     invoked     from     the     default

              The default PPP log file.

       The p-commands were written by Christoph Lameter <[email protected]>.
       Updated and revised by Philip Hands <[email protected]>.
       This manual was written by Othmar Pasteka <[email protected]>. Modified by
       Rob Levin <[email protected]>, with some extensions taken from  the
       old p-commands manual written by John Hasler <[email protected]>.

       pppd(8), chat(8), tail(1).

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