I'm responsible for several m0n0walls installed at remote locations. I
have set each of them up to use SNMP and to send syslog messages to a
machine at my main site.
At the main site, I use ifgraph/rrdtool to produce bandwidth graphs for
all of the other m0n0 boxes. This provides a very easy-to-use method of
connection monitoring - you can see how long the link went down for and
This is all done via IPSec VPN between the m0n0walls - so all the
SNMP/log traffic is encrypted. If the link is dropped, m0n0 will try to
Works quite nicely IMO, I'm looking for ways to improve it though :)
Chris Bagnall wrote:
> I'm conscious that given the number of m0n0walls I've now deployed to both
> clients and friends, I'd really like to have some method of verifying
> they're all running as they should (and it's a good way of monitoring the
> ISPs for reliability at the same time).
> Before I go and write a script to ping boxes every few minutes, does anyone
> have 1) a better way of doing it, and/or 2) any scripts they'd feel
> comfortable sharing?
> Thanks in advance.