When I power cycle my ADSL modem, shouldn't I be getting some sort of logs regarding my PPPoE connection?? When I turn it off and on again, all I get is this:
"mpd: [pppoe] LCP: no reply to 1 echo request(s)"
But nothing else. Isn't there anything else that should be going on here and logged??
If it's connected directly to the pfsense you should see some output from devd indicating that the interface goes down or up (should read something about a hotplug event I think). However, as this sounds like you are using pppoe I'm not sure. If the interface is static or dhcp this should happen. I remember that we had some fun getting hotplug events to work several versions ago. Do you have issues getting the connection up again after powercycling the modem?
The modem is not directly connected, it goes though a switch first. I only have one wired NIC in the computer, and a bunch of VLAN's, the modem being on it's own VLAN. I guess it won't sense the connection going down because the link doesn't go down between the firewall and the switch.
But still, wouldn't there be PPPoE negotiations?
When I power cycle it's only for about 5 seconds, and there are no issues getting the connection up right away.
That makes sense as this way the pfsense can't detect the linkdown and the pfsense is not killing the pppoe right after the first timeout. Should be no issue though.