Surely ISP's can detect when the 'queue of dial-ins has
increased so that the wait until next-stage will be excessive' ?

My ppp-script is set to [say] 99 seconds to exit if PAP hasn't
confirmed. This means that when the ISP's load is high, I don't
get an engaged signal, but rather I get the cost of a dud-call
and a PAP timeout exit/abort-call.

WTF don't the ISP[s] just send an engaged signal to their
input-modem/s, to save their clients unnecesaary costs ?

TIA,

== Chris Glur.