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 From:  Christiaens Joachim <jchristi at oce dot be>
 To:  "'newsletter at theflow dot de '" <newsletter at theflow dot de>, "'m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch '" <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall-dev] Uptime WAN
 Date:  Mon, 10 Jan 2005 01:11:12 +0100
> From: newsletter at theflow dot de
> To: m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Sent: 9/01/05 23:32
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Uptime WAN

> Michiel de Jager <michiel at michieldejager dot nl> wrote:

>> But the only thing i can't find at the moment is the possibility to >>
see my WAN-Uptime.
>> Is this not possible, and if not wouldn't this be a nice feature to 
>> implement?

> I would second that. It's the only feature that I'm missing right now
> from n0n0wall.

> Florian

I think the only type of wan-connection which would give us the opportunity
to monitor the uptime from would be a ppp connection, as there is no
reliable way to check for connectivity over an ethernet-connection (only if
there is a cable connected, but not if the modem behind it hasn't lost its

Maybe pinging the default gateway would be an alternative method, which
could monitor all types of connections...


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