"Flush all states when a gateway goes down" ?



  • What does this feature do: "Flush all states when a gateway goes down"? Wouldn't states automatically be killed? I think checking feature is better i.e. more private? Assuming I trust PIA…

    I find it following: System → Advanced → Miscellaneous → Gateway Monitoring → “Flush all states when a gateway goes down”

    I am trying to make it so when my VPN(PIA) goes down nothing comes in and all states are killed...

    I have the appropriate rules on my interfaces, I have checked: System → Advanced → Miscellaneous → Gateway Monitoring → Skip rules when gateway is down. Everything is working(when VPN is up) but trying to tune my networking more...

    Thanks to all...

    V



  • If the upstream device that you're pining is not very reliable, any time the device stops responding, it will effectively kill your internet as all states will be flushed. I disabled this myself because my Internet is fine, but the target device, while mostly reliable, periodically goes down.