drop a link from a Point-to-Point Protocol bundle
[ link ]
[ -v ]
[ -p period ]
[ -t timeout ]
[ link ]
ppplinkdrop drops a link from a PPP bundle
by passing the specified bundle and optional link
to the PPP daemon,
(The bundle and link must have been previously configured using
pppd looks up the bundle and link names,
and then removes the link from the bundle.
If a link name is not specified,
pppd selects a pre-configured link in the bundle.
In default synchronous mode,
ppplinkdrop does not return to the
shell prompt until either the link has
been dropped, or a timeout has occurred.
The following options are available:
Select asynchronous mode. In this mode, pppattach sends
a linkdrop command to pppd, and then exits
without monitoring the state of the bundle.
The status of the bundle is checked every period seconds
to verify if the bundle is usable.
In verbose mode, the on-screen status is also updated.
Set the timeout value for dropping the link.
The default timeout value is 120 seconds.
A timeout value of 0 may cause an indefinite wait if
the link is not dropped.
Turn on verbose mode. In this mode, status information
for the bundle, bundle protocols and link protocols will be displayed.
In verbose mode, the state of links are displayed on screen. If a link
has been specified then information on that link only will be displayed
along with bundle and link protocol information. If a link is not
specified then information on links will be shown up to the point where the
information would overflow the screen. For systems using high numbers of
links within a single bundle, use
to provide full information about all links.
In synchronous mode, the following exit codes can be used to
diagnose problems with dropping the link:
Link dropped successful.
Unable to drop link because the command or its arguments are invalid.
Unable to drop link because the bundle name is invalid.
Unable to drop link within the specified timeout value (note
that link establishment may still be in progress, even though
pppattach has timed out and returned to the shell prompt).
Unable to drop link due to an unexpected error from pppd.
Unable to drop link due to a dialer error.
An unspecified error occurred.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004