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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] VPN Status Suggestion
 Date:  Tue, 14 Dec 2004 17:07:00 -0500
On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 10:39:56 -0700, Mat Murdock
<mmurdock underscore lists at kimballequipment dot com> wrote:
> Just an idea, but I think it would be nice to have one screen that shows
> the status of all your VPN connections similar to what can be found on
> smoothwall.

Yeah that would be nice.  Not sure how smoothwall does it.  You could
use the SAD to put a green light beside the connections on the IPsec
page that have SAD entries and a red light beside the ones that don't.
 Or some kludge to ping something on the remote end, but that wouldn't
be too pretty (and sometimes the LAN side of the remote endpoint won't
respond to pings itself anyway, Cisco PIX being one of those).

Or just use the SAD tab on the Diagnostics -> IPsec page as an
indicator of which connections are up.  SAD isn't a guarantee that
things are working appropriately, but it's about as close as you can
get without pinging or something like that, which is less reliable
overall, IMO.