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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
carrier).

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

Joachim

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