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By kdnsd ·
I have a very small client that is using a shared modem on a Win2K server. They have very limited access needs and only use it for checking email several times a day. We have it set to dial on demand. The server seams to have a mind of it's own and will dial at what appears to be random times, even in the middle of the night when no one is in the office. How do I get it to only dial when IE is loaded or they are checking email??? Then hang up when it is no longer needed?

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by True_Texan In reply to Dial on demand problem

IF you happen to be using Outlook to check mail, be sure to check the preferences for Outlook. On the general tab, you can set Outlook to check for mail automatically. If this is currently set and your modem is set to dial on demand, this would cause what you are seeing.

Hope this helps!

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by kdnsd In reply to Dial on demand problem

I already turned both that and Norton's live update off. I can not find anything that should trigger the system to dial out on it's own.

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by Stillatit In reply to Dial on demand problem

Set a filter so that only certain protocols go through. Port 80 is http, port 110 is POP3, and block everything else.

As far as what COULD be dialing, it could be almost anything, depending on what gets connected. DHCP renewal comes to mind, as does a time-sync program trying to touch a clock site.

Good luck.

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by kdnsd In reply to Dial on demand problem

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by maxwell edison In reply to Dial on demand problem

Make sure the dial mode on the modem setup is set to zutomatic. This mode causes your modem to dial and connect only as necessary. If there is a demand for a connection, automatic mode will cause your modem to dial.

Maxwell

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