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 From:  "Chris Dickens" <chris at object dash zone dot net>
 To:  <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall-dev] VPN Status Suggestion
 Date:  Tue, 14 Dec 2004 17:49:12 -0500
I wouldn't be the person to implement it, but this would probably be best
implemented by a mechanism within the networking code itself.  A "last
packet transmitted/received" time could be tagged to each profile (I'm
assuming this is how it works) and then the screen could highlight entries
which have had activity within xx minutes or something like that.

--Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Buechler [mailto:cbuechler at gmail dot com] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 5:07 PM
To: m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall-dev] VPN Status Suggestion


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.

-Chris

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