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GNU Alive
Automatic login and keep-alive utility for Internet connections.

GNU Alive is a periodic ping program. It functions similarly to ‘ping -n -i PERIOD HOST’ (so if you are comfortable typing that at a shell prompt you probably do not need GNU Alive).


Older releases (up through 1.4.0) included auto-login functionality for some (Swedish) ISPs can be found here. Note that it was previously called qadsl.

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version 2.0.2 (stable)
released on 8 September 2013

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License:GPLv3orlatergenium4 October 2013

Leaders and contributors

Thien-Thi Nguyen Maintainer
Joachim Nilsson Rewrote and restructured most of the code for releases 1.3.0 and later.

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 February 2018.


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