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 From:  "Alex M" <radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net>
 To:  "'Bryan K. Brayton'" <bryan at sonicburst dot net>, "'Jonathan De Graeve'" <Jonathan dot DeGraeve at imelda dot be>, "'Molle Bestefich'" <molle dot bestefich at gmail dot com>, "'YvesDM'" <ydmlog at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] make it "beep" when booted?
 Date:  Fri, 18 Aug 2006 19:28:20 -0400
If your equipment is not reliable change it then... I wouldn't run anything
on unpredictable equipment... even for test purpuses.




-----Original Message-----
From: Bryan K. Brayton [mailto:bryan at sonicburst dot net] 
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 7:14 PM
To: Jonathan De Graeve; Molle Bestefich; YvesDM
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] make it "beep" when booted?

I think it should beep.  60 minutes is a bit long to wait, don't you think?

 
I personally have some hardware that for whatever reason likes to stop at
the end of system post and asks what device you'd like to boot about 1 out
of every 10 starts.  Without a console on it, it sometimes is hard to tell
if it is hung at post and I wait an extra minute or so to confirm the issue.
So a system beep would save me a minute or two.  It isn't a lot at first,
but after a few times with that problem, the beep would be a nice
convenience.
 
Can it really be that hard to execute a shell command to sound the system
bell if all the necessary services start?
 
Also, a short sound at successful bootup would hardly be enough to annoy
anyone, unless the thing is rebooting every minute. 

________________________________

From: Jonathan De Graeve [mailto:Jonathan dot DeGraeve at imelda dot be]
Sent: Fri 8/18/2006 6:47 PM
To: Molle Bestefich; YvesDM
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] make it "beep" when booted?



My problem is: even if the system boots and beeps it doesn't mean that
it booted without any problems.

General rule: if the system isn't booted in 60minutes then it isn't
working. You don't need a beep, correct me if I am wrong but I really
don't see the point of implementing a beep?

Kind Regards,

J.

--
Jonathan De Graeve
Network/System Engineer
Imelda vzw
Informatica Dienst
015/50.52.98
Jonathan dot de dot graeve at imelda dot be
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Molle Bestefich [mailto:molle dot bestefich at gmail dot com]
> Verzonden: vrijdag 18 augustus 2006 23:37
> Aan: YvesDM
> CC: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Onderwerp: Re: [m0n0wall] make it "beep" when booted?
>
> YvesDM wrote:
> > Anyway, forget the question, it seems like I'm the only one missing
this
> > "feature"
>
> You're likely to miss the beep in a loud server room, or if you went
for
> coffee.
>
> And if you're configuring the device around colleagues or just other
> people in general, the constant beeping tends to get on people's
> nerves.
>
> I like LEDs much better.  A led to show that the device has power, one
> to show that the software/hardware watchdog is running, one per
> interface to show whether it has link, one per interface to show
> whether traffic is passing through.
>
> Combine in multi-color LEDs if you want :-).
>
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