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 From:  zealot <zealot at tradersguild dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  minicron (was Re: Odd problem with Vonage)
 Date:  Tue, 28 Sep 2004 09:10:15 -0500
Edward Saipetch wrote:

> I haven't looked at the plugin documentation but is there a way to at 
> the bare minimum run these sorts of cron scripts? It would be simple to 
> check to see if the external ip has changed every minute and if it has, 
> perform a set of actions (be it clearing the ipf tables or running 
> nsupdate).
> - Ed
> Axel Eble wrote:


>> However, after rebooting the m0n0walls, SIP works once again. That's
>> exactly why I advocate a cron on m0n0wall so as to control exactly
>> *when* a new external IP address is received. That way one could
>> ensure that the VoIP stuff  could be reset at the same time and
>> everything should work fine.


According to 
  m0n0wall has had basic cron functionality since version 1.1b7. Manuel 
Kasper wrote:

     - PHP is invoked every minute (by means of a simple
     "minicron" program that I wrote in a jiffy) to
     check for expired clients. It deletes any that were
     found (ipfw rules are removed and the database
     entry is deleted).

Has anyone examined minicron and attempted to extend it's features?