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 From:  "Alex M" <radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net>
 To:  "Monowall Support List" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] reboot scripting
 Date:  Mon, 15 Oct 2007 00:12:44 -0400
Not really following the list, but scheduler is a Linux CRON Job. 
I'm falling a sleep now so no tutorial going to be given.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Buechler [mailto:cbuechler at gmail dot com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 6:41 PM
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] reboot scripting

On 10/11/07, Wilson, Ron <rwilson at mpr dot com> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the reply.  It's not really my thread; I sortof hijacked it
> when the first (unhelpful) reply came back, which I paraphrase: "just
> use the scheduler, dummy."
>

I know, I just quoted you in agreement with your post. Sorry if it was
misleading.


> I've had my PC monowall up for over a year now with no problems and I
> have not had to schedule reboots.

Yeah it shouldn't ever be necessary. A better solution is fixing
whatever makes you think you need a regular reboot. Several years of
uptime on m0n0wall is not uncommon. Some ISP's do stupid things where
the easiest thing you can do is just regularly reboot (like force a
daily IP change in a fashion m0n0wall doesn't like, maybe) so it's not
always a bad solution.



> Just a friendly FYI to all you out there who reply to posts.  I'm very
> grateful for the free help and amazingly fast responses.  However, keep
> in mind that some of us need spoonfed a little bit more and saying,
> 'just run a shell script,' is talking way over us Linksys babies.

For myself at least, you get what I have time for. Occasionally that's
a lengthy explanation, but more often it's a pointer in the right
direction. If people need more guidance, they're welcome to ask for
it. Or in this case, I recommended the list archive because I know
it's been discussed before, and didn't have time to search myself to
find it.

Looks like there is probably an answer here:
http://www.google.com/search?q=scheduled+reboot+site%3Am0n0.ch


> Also,
> not all of us has a *nix box on their network to write shell scripts on,
> nor do we keep cygwin up on our taskbar 247.
>

I'm not a big cygwin fan, I don't think it's currently installed on
any of my machines, but as primarily a Windows desktop user, this is a
must have on all my machines.
http://getgnuwin32.sourceforge.net/

includes everything you need to run those scripts on Windows (though
they may need minor modifications).


> Finally, I agree with you that people should search the archives before
> asking questions that have already been answered.  For those who don't
> know, the archive can be found here:
>
> http://m0n0.ch/wall/list-announce/
>

Good advice, but wrong list archive.  :)
this list is archived here:
http://m0n0.ch/wall/list/

and also on http://gmane.org as well.

-Chris

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