[CentOS] Back-up connection

Fri Aug 16 16:44:53 UTC 2013
Carl T. Miller <carl at carltm.com>

Timothy Murphy wrote:
> The problem in both places is that the ADSL modem sometimes goes off,
> and the only way to turn it back on seems to be
> to disconnect and re-connect the power supply.

I had a similar problem with a cable modem.  My relatively
inexpensive solution was to buy an X-10 Firecracker kit and
build bottlerocket from http://www.linuxha.com/bottlerocket/.

I then set up a cron job to test the Internet connection
every minute and reset the power whenever it failed.