So I've configured my VPN tunnel according to this site http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?tid=1754; so far so good, I can turn the tunnel on and off at will.
However, as I keep track of my connection by periodically checking the IP I'm assigned, it's clear that it drops out to my regular connection after a period of time.
I've already added in the keyword 'persist' to my /etc/ppp/peers/$TUNNEL file, but that seems to do nothing.
Any takes on how to keep a VPN connection persistent under raspbian? I assume I could just add my start-up script to cron and execute it every so often, but I still want to selectively be able to turn VPN tunnelling it on and off.