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Offline rizwan602

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Reporting interface status
« on: July 17, 2012, 11:45:17 am »
Hello,

I am running pfSense 2.0.1 with 4 WAN gateways. Everything works great.

Sometimes though a WAN connection goes down or becomes really busy and I have set up pfSense to report that to me via email. I get the emails that the interface is down or has high latency and is being "removed from routing group." However when the interface is back to normal with no issues, it would be NICE to get another email back stating so. Otherwise I have to check in to see its status to see if its an extended outage.

Is this an issue that will be addressed in the next release?

Thank you for a great product!

Rizwan

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Re: Reporting interface status
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 08:55:25 am »
There aren't any plans to notify when it comes back up. I don't recall 100% why that was, but I think it's because there are times when it's assumed to be up or when it comes back that would cause a lot of false positive and/or redundant e-mail notifications.
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Re: Reporting interface status
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 11:02:55 am »
There aren't any plans to notify when it comes back up. I don't recall 100% why that was, but I think it's because there are times when it's assumed to be up or when it comes back that would cause a lot of false positive and/or redundant e-mail notifications.

I have posted a Feature Request for this bug. It appears that if a Gateway goes down, comes back up, and goes down a second time, the second email is not sent, IF the contents of the last notification sent is the same. Saving the current state of the GW or sending an email upon GW up status would solve this bug.

References:
http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,53590.msg286373.html