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Would an agent that checks the length of a dial-up modem call be able to hang up automatically after

I'm having a problem with a dial-up modem -- I already set the auto hang-up if the connection reaches 15 minutes. But sometimes the connection reaches 30 minutes. I have an idea to solve this problem, but I don't know how to write a script to control the dial-up modem. My idea is to create an agent for every 30 minutes to check the dial-up modem connection, and if the connection lasts more than 15 minutes, this agent will directly hang up the modem. Would this work?
The "auto hang-up" setting I think you're talking about is actually called, "hangup if idle." Probably the reason it's not hanging up is that it's not idle. I suspect that your location document has a replication schedule enabled, such that the connection is never idle for long enough for the hangup to happen. If you set your "location" with replication schedule disabled, you probably will not have this problem.

I don't know a way for an agent to check whether a connection is still active, and I don't know a way for it to initiate a disconnect, so I don't think you can write an agent to do this. You could perhaps write a regular executable to run as a service on your workstation, to check every few minutes to see whether the modem is in use by Notes. Not sure what you could do about it if it goes over time -- remind the user to hang up?

By the way, I would be cautious about interfering with users' use of their modem. I can imagine few things more infuriating than trying to download the large presentation you urgently need for a customer meeting, and having the download terminated midway thru because you've exceeded your phone time.

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