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       wmppp - Graphically monitor the average PPP load


       wmppp [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION  displays  a  dynamic  representation  of  the  load  on the PPP line on a 64x64
       miniwindow. It also starts and stops the connection and displays the time  enlapsed  since
       the it came up. The traffic on the interface is also monitored.


       -display <display name>
              name of display to use

       -geometry +XPOS+YPOS
              initial window position

       -t     sets the on-line timer to display MM:SS instead of the default HH:MM.

       -u <update rate>
              sets  the  frequency, in seconds, for updates to the display.  Valid range is 1-10,
              default value is 5.

       -i <device>
              choose the net device (ppp1, ippp0, etc.) to monitor.  (Note that this  feature  is
              EXPERIMENTAL and should be used with caution.  Bug reports are welcomed.)

       -speed <cmd>
              command to report connection speed

       -start <cmd>
              command to connect

       -stop <cmd>
              command to disconnect

       -ifdown <cmd>
              command to redial

       -stampfile <path>
              file used to calculate uptime

       -h     displays a command line summary

       -v     displays the version number.


       The  configuration  file (see below) may contain any of the following key-value pairs. The
       format is key: value.  Note that these values will be  overwritten  by  the  corresponding
       command line options.

       start  The program that starts the connection

       stop   The program that stops the connection

       speed  This  program  reports  the  speed  of  the  connection. This program should output
              <speed>, that is, a number is expected and not the whole

       ifdown This program is run if the line goes down, and the stop program  hasn't  been  run.
              (Redial program)

              The  modification  time  of  this  file is used to calculate the amount of time the
              connection has been up. Something like touch <stampfile> should be run for this  to


              this  is  the  stamp  file  use  to determine the amount of time enlapsed since the
              connection came up. This file should be managed by the ip-up and  ip-down  scripts.
              On  Debian  systems,  /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/00wmppp  creates  the file, and /etc/ppp/ip-
              down.d/00wmppp removes it.

              System wide defaults

              User defined settings

              System wide fixed options, this overrides the user settings

AUTHORS  was  written  by  Martijn  Pieterse  <>  and  Antoine   Nulle
       <>,  and  it's  based  on  work  by  Beat  Christen  <>
       (asclock) and Michael Callahan <>, Al Longyear
       and Paul Mackerras <> (pppstats).

       Email regarding wmppp should be sent to

       This manpage was written by Marcelo Magallon < for the Debian Project


       pppd(8), pppstats(8), plog(1), pon(1), poff(1)