> What do you suggest i should do to eliminate the problem? Could i upload a
> script causing the monowall to reboot every night at 4AM? Any examples of
> such a script?
Special hardware solutions to this problem class exist. The cheapest is a
time switch. Mechanical ones with a time interval of 15 minutes cost 2 or 3
EUR max. Electronic time switches can rduce the downtime to two minutes (1
minute power down interval, 1 mite reboot time), at slightly higher cost (<
10 EUR). Such things are readily available at many non-food supermarkets or
DIY markets ("home depot").
Unlike software solutions, a hardware switch sort of guranatees to work even
during solid OS freezes.
TCP/IP controleld switches are expensive (150..200 EUR), but allow for
reboots at any time. Unfortunately, these devices are to be located behind
the router...a most unuable configuration in case of a router freeze ;-)
The Geode CPUs (used in the WRAP platforms, dunno which CPUs are used in the
Soekris platforms) have a hardware watchdog. It would be definitely cool if
the m0n0wall software could utitlize such features. A mid-to-high priority
background process which triggers the watchdog timer reset hardware every
second or so might do the job - assuming that a solid freeze also freezes
this bachground job.
Best regards, Klaus
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