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Prevent loss of dial up connection?

By simon.body ·
How do you prevent the loss of a dial up connection, when you want to log out but not disconnect in windows 2000 pro? In other words log on as a diffrent user but do not lose the dial in connection to the provider?

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Prevent loss of dial up c ...


You'll have to check with your ISP to see whether this option is available to you. For all the ISPs I've come across, its not.

The reason being that the logon process is part of the overall connection process - which includes your call, ISP answering and transferring you to the authentication server, then your connection software supplies username/password and you get authenticated.

As you can imagine, what software on your PC is going to take care of a re-connect if you drop the authenticated part of your internet connection? Not the connection software, thats not running anymore...

The best you could hope for is opening a terminal on your modem's com port. It almost certainly wont work, though.

From the ISP's point of view its a security risk to allow a PC to re-authenticate as another user without dialing in first.

It would be too easy to dial in and try a bunch of username/password combinations to break in. But it is too slow and expensive to dial each time...


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by simon.body In reply to Prevent loss of dial up c ...

Thanks Tim that was helpful. The issue I have is with a dial in ras connection and an administrator wanting to log the user out and then mback in during a remote session using mobile computing. You have just confirmed my fear that this is not possible and I have tried the COP port and you are correct. Thanks though.

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