wmppp(1) Graphically monitor the average PPP load


wmppp [OPTIONS]


wmppp.app displays a dynamic representation of the load on the PPP line on a 64x64 miniwindow. It also starts and stops the connection and displays the time enlapsed since the it came up. The traffic on the interface is also monitored.


-display <display name>
name of display to use
-geometry +XPOS+YPOS
initial window position
sets the on-line timer to display MM:SS instead of the default HH:MM.
-u <update rate>
sets the frequency, in seconds, for updates to the display. Valid range is 1-10, default value is 5.
-i <device>
choose the net device (ppp1, ippp0, etc.) to monitor. (Note that this feature is EXPERIMENTAL and should be used with caution. Bug reports are welcomed.)
-speed <cmd>
command to report connection speed
-start <cmd>
command to connect
-stop <cmd>
command to disconnect
-ifdown <cmd>
command to redial
-stampfile <path>
file used to calculate uptime
displays a command line summary
displays the version number.


The configuration file (see below) may contain any of the following key-value pairs. The format is key: value. Note that these values will be overwritten by the corresponding command line options.
The program that starts the connection
The program that stops the connection
This program reports the speed of the connection. This program should output <speed>, that is, a number is expected and not the whole
This program is run if the line goes down, and the stop program hasn't been run. (Redial program)
The modification time of this file is used to calculate the amount of time the connection has been up. Something like touch <stampfile> should be run for this to work.


this is the stamp file use to determine the amount of time enlapsed since the connection came up. This file should be managed by the ip-up and ip-down scripts. On Debian systems, /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/00wmppp creates the file, and /etc/ppp/ip-down.d/00wmppp removes it.
System wide defaults
User defined settings
System wide fixed options, this overrides the user settings


wmppp.app was written by Martijn Pieterse <[email protected]> and Antoine Nulle <[email protected]>, and it's based on work by Beat Christen <[email protected]> (asclock) and Michael Callahan <[email protected]>, Al Longyear [email protected] and Paul Mackerras <[email protected]> (pppstats).

Email regarding wmppp should be sent to [email protected].

This manpage was written by Marcelo Magallon <[email protected] for the Debian Project