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 From:  JP Vossen <jp at jpsdomain dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Wishlist: WAN IPA & stats on console
 Date:  Fri, 02 Oct 2009 01:57:35 -0400
I ran into a problem today where a remote M0n0wall is--I think--being 
blocked from getting DHCP because a Comcast CDV device memorized the MAC 
address of the Ubuntu laptop that was used to test the Internet connection.

It's kind of hard to tell for sure though...  It would be *really* 
helpful if some info and stats about the WAN DHCP & IPA (& other details 
as appropriate to WAN connection type) was added right around the LAN 
IPA on the console.  Or maybe a new option 7 could display a full 
interface stats page, updated every few seconds, until exited, or 
something.  That'd be really helpful, though possibly tricky to fit onto 
an 80x24 screen if you have lots of interfaces.

This is really ugly, but...better than nothing.

Status | DHCP | MAC | IPv4 |
  G/W | IPv6 |
  ISP DNS | Media | In/Out Pack | In/Out Err | Coll
--------------------------------------------------
WAN  | up | up | 00:00:00:00:00:00 | 100.100.100.100/255.255.255.255
   100.100.100.100 | 0000::0000:0000:0000:0000%0000/64
   71.242.0.12, 71.252.0.12 | 100baseTX <full-duplex>
   10240924/9067624 (2.11 GB/1.62 GB) | 0/0 | 0
LAN  | up | up | ...
   ...
   ...
   ...
OPT1 | up | up | ...
   ...
   ...
   ...
OPT2 | up | up | ...
   ...
   ...
   ...

Or maybe instead of trying to break records at the same place and where 
they fit, the header and each interface is a single line, and it wraps 
where it wraps and too bad...

Status | DHCP | MAC | IPv4 | G/W | IPv6 | ISP DNS | Media | In/Out Pack 
| In/Out Err | Coll
---------------------------------------------------------------------
WAN  | up | up | 00:00:00:00:00:00 | 100.100.100.100/255.255.255.255| 
100.100.100.100 | 0000::0000:0000:0000:0000%0000/64 | 71.242.0.12, 
71.252.0.12 | 100baseTX <full-duplex> | 10240924/9067624 (2.11 GB/1.62 
GB) | 0/0 | 0
LAN  | up | up | ...
OPT1 | up | up | ...
OPT2 | up | up | ...


I'm aware the the web GUI has all the info I could ask for in 
Status::Interfaces, but I was dealing with the Comcast tech over the 
phone, and "turn on the monitor labeled firewall" was about the most 
high-tech I could get.  Walking him through the web GUI was out of the 
question for several reasons too boring to go into.

Food for thought anyway.

Thanks,
JP
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