Jim:
As far as I can tell, there is no way to initiate the PPP dialer in WIN98 in
a batch file.  I have found a product called Connect Scheduler (about
$20/shareware) that will fit the bill.  Thanks to all who responded.
CJG
Carl Galgano
EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
540 Powder Springs Street
Suite C19
Marietta, GA  30064
770-422-2995
mailto: cgalgano@ediconsulting.com
http://www.ediconsulting.com
EDI, Communications and AS400 Technical Consulting

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Langston <jlangston@conexfreight.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Monday, October 11, 1999 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: DUN dialer for a PC


>Well, I know in Windows 98 if you use the internet wizard you can set up
>a PPP account, and you can have it automatically disconnect once it
>detects that the network is not being used.
>
>I don't see why this can't be used for any PPP account.
>
>You can get to the internet wizard by going to the HELP [start][help] and
typing
>"internet" in the index.  One of the options is the internet connection
wizard.
>
>Regards,
>
>Jim Langston
>
>Carl Galgano wrote:
>
>> I am looking for a piece of PC (WIN95/98) software that I can execute out
of
>> a batch file that will dial a selected Dial up networking number with PPP
>> and then have the ability to disconnect.  I'd like to do something like
the
>> following.
>>
>> pppdial.exe host1
>> ftp s:script.txt
>> pppdial.exe -q
>>
>> What I am looking for is something like pppdial.exe (made up of course)
that
>> will execute a dial up networking session without the user needing to
press
>> anything, and then have an option to do a disconnect after my FTP script
>> runs.  That is what line 3 is support to represent (-q=quit).  Anyone
know
>> of such a utility???
>> What I am trying to do here is have a batch file that I can attach to an
EDI
>> translator and have it start a automated connection to a RAS that has an
>> AS400 on it.  After the connect the FTP script will run, put my file and
>> execute a program to process the data, after than the PC will disconnect.
>> Thanks,
>> CJG
>>
>> Carl Galgano
>> EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
>> 540 Powder Springs Street
>> Suite C19
>> Marietta, GA  30064
>> 770-422-2995
>> mailto: cgalgano@ediconsulting.com
>> http://www.ediconsulting.com
>> EDI, Communications and AS400 Technical Consulting
>>
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