pfSense 2.4.4 - Status - DHCP Leases - New Feature Request - Online Column contents colored ?

  • Hello ☺

    All is in the title !!!

    Goal : Improve sight when there is a lot of devices in the list.

    As example :

    • All "online" Status are colored in "Green"
    • All "offline" Status are colored in "Red"


  • Banned

    You can click on the "Online" label in the table header to sort the entries based on it, this may help.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    The status is not useful enough to warrant distinguishing it in that way.

    • Online means the firewall has seen a packet from that device recently (it's still in the ARP table)
    • Offline doesn't mean the device is actually down/off. It only means the firewall has not seen any packets from it recently. It could be turned on but idle.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    ^ agreed, The online/offline status can be confusing to new users for sure.. It is not very helpful to be honest ;)

    The online/offline status would really only be valid if pfsense was actively arping for devices every X amount of time.. And even then the status would only show that something replied to arp for that IP Time-X ago..

    All it currently really tells you is that that IP is currently listed in the arp cache - and pfsense arp cache is actually fairly long..

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