This is a discussion on Re. commad mode and GPRS at the same time - PPP ; James Carlson (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes: >"Song Networks" writes: Sorry for posting three times in succession - but now I think I have found the first answer on the question. >> I am using GPRS and PPP and want at the same ...
James Carlson (email@example.com) writes:
Sorry for posting three times in succession - but now I think I have
found the first answer on the question.
>> I am using GPRS and PPP and want at the same time as I have a GPRS
>> dataconnection alos query the modem about the Signal strenght
>> Is this possible?
>Currently, in pppd, no.
>Theoretically, one could modify the kernel bits (you didn't mention
>it, and pppd runs on a variety of systems, but I'm wildly guessing
>that you might be using Linux) so that they pause the data stream,
>drop the modem to command mode (either using the hackish "+++"
>mechanism or the more reliable AT&D1 DTR mechanism), send the AT
I don't know if the typical GPRS modems (PCMCIA/CF/cable to mobile
phone) do support DTR
so the most common mechanism would be as you have described.
The most convenient interface would be some ioctl("AT command",
>command, gather the response, send ATO to go back on-line, and
>the data stream.
>I don't know of any implementations of such a thing, though, and
>making it reliable and usable would be quite a challenge.
Well, its a matter of the number of intersted parties and
I would volunteer to beta-test.
>> I am using the latest and greatest ppp software from
>This isn't really the best place to ask about new features in pppd.
>firstname.lastname@example.org and (for the kernel bits)
>email@example.com might be better places.
Will have look for that (two more e.mail-lists to set up mail