Downloads > Remote Disconnection Utility
Please note: the Remote Disconnection Utility (RDU) is no longer officially supported.
You may download the program but we will not be able to assist if you have
any problems using it.
Using Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) or another Proxy server to share
one modem across your local area network? Wish you could control the
modem from any machine? Now you can!
Twiga's Remote Disconnection Utility (RDU) is comprised of two
applications - one which runs on the server (the PC with the modem) and
one which runs on the clients (any other machine accessing the modem
on the server). The utility has the following features:
If any user selects the RDU's 'Disconnect' option, all other users are
prompted to 'OK' or 'Cancel' the disconnection request. This ensures that
no user can disconnect the modem whilst another user still needs the
In the RDU server application the user can specify how long the
disconnection prompt is displayed for. If any user does not respond
within the specified time, the utility assumes that the user does not
require the connection.
All clients have the option to be alerted when the server modem
When the server modem is disconnected, users can select any Dial-Up
Networking account on the server and connect the modem to it.
All users have the option to 'lock' the connection, preventing any other
RDU user from disconnecting.
The server application can prevent the modem from connecting (useful
if the server user wants to use the phone line that the modem is
Both applications run in the task tray with an icon that clearly indicates
whether clients are connected to the server and whether the server
modem is connected.
Best of all ... it's free!
The current release of RDU is V1.1 (14/04/2000).
rdusetup.exe (1750kb) - full setup utility for new users
rduexes.exe (247kb) - self-extracting zip file of the latest
RDU EXE's for existing users.
Disk 1 and
Disk 2 - full RDU setup utility
for new users split into two parts for distribution on floppy disks.
rdserver.exe (224kb) - updated RDU server that recognises
connections made with ISDN / DSL devices. Overwrite the RDServer.exe installed by the RDU
setup utility with this file.