Re: trafshow on console and disabling screensaver

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Sat Feb 02 2002 - 18:07:43 CET

On Sat, Feb 02, 2002 at 03:28:15PM +0200, nicely wrote:
> I'm using mulinux 12r2 as firewall between my lan and dialup connection;
> it's running on 486dx2 installed on HD and with monochrome monitor.
> Because normally there's no keyboard on this pc,i'd like to have on
> console the trafshow application in order to control traffic.
> I have 2 problem:
> 1) How the screensaver can be disabled?

Screensaver? Are you meaning the BIOS blanking on the console?

> 2) i tried to redirect output of trafshow with "trafshow -m -i ppp0 >/dev/console"
> but seems to be a problem about ansi visualization (it seems to be
> a line more or less than required, so the visualization isn't correct)
> Launching trafshow on normal console using keyboard it works fine,but
> i'd like to launch it automatically at the dialup connection.
> How can i do?

trafshow emits escape code; why you redirect its output?

You can run something at the dialup with two method:

1) editing the ppp-on script
2) editing the /etc/ppp/ip-up script.

The ppp-on script will end only when IP is up, so you can use it


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