Dan Jacobson writes:
> Maybe I should try
>
> SIGHUP This signal causes pppd to terminate the link, restore the serial device set-
> tings, and close the serial device. If the persist or demand option has been
> specified, pppd will try to reopen the serial device and start another connec-
>
> However the man page isn't clear if it is also "by closing LCP" or
> instead by a, say, real hangup.


SIGHUP makes pppd think that carrier has gone away. There's no point
in trying to close LCP when that happens; the serial port is just
closed (causing DTR to drop and the modem to go offline) and the IP
interface is torn down.

So, yes, try this. If it doesn't do exactly that, then let us know
about the bug ...

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