IP watchdog or IP monitor



  • Hi,

    I was looking for a certain package that can show(prefere html view) status of several static ip address within the network (Access Points) . And it would be great if PfSense can sent a email when one of the configured IP's is down.

    For example:

    IP                                Status                              Up or down since
    192.168.1.201            up                                    2013-09-09 5:12 AM
    192.168.1.202            up                                    2013-09-09 5:12 AM
    192.168.1.202            down                                2013-06-05 1:45 PM

    If this can not be done , is there maybe an easy way to include a PHP page within the PfSense admin environment to implement this functionality?



  • You could add these IPs as gateways under "System –> Routing"
    "Status --> Gateways" then would show its state.
    Or there is the gateway widget for the dashboard.



  • Thanks!

    It works! but it smells like a workaround and unfortunately there is no option to sent emails when down.



  • Of course it's a workaround ;)

    Configure under "System –> Advanced --> Notifications" the mailserver/mailaddress you want notifications sent with/to.
    Whenever a gateway goes down it should send you an email.



  • In that case it is a damn good workaround  ;)

    I setup a smtp email server,  the test email is sent and I see in the log file:

    apinger: ALARM: Mobiel(192.168.8.125) *** down ***
    Sep 10 13:34:03	apinger: alarm canceled: AP1(192.168.8.125) *** down ***
    Sep 10 13:34:13	apinger: ALARM: AP1(192.168.8.125) *** delay ***
    Sep 10 13:34:15	apinger: alarm canceled: AP1(192.168.8.125) *** delay ***
    Sep 10 13:40:11	apinger: ALARM: AP1(192.168.8.125) *** delay ***
    Sep 10 13:40:12	apinger: alarm canceled: AP1(192.168.8.125) *** delay ***
    Sep 10 13:40:28	apinger: ALARM: AP1(192.168.8.125) *** down ***
    

    but didn't get an email. Any ideas?

    Do you think it can causes the system any problems if there are around 30 gateways setup?

    Thanks again



  • Did you get any logs in the "System" category along the line of:
    php: /system_advanced_notifications.php: Could not send the message to spam@may.nu – Error: could not connect to the host "10.1.0.1": ??



  • @michel2013:

    Hi,

    I was looking for a certain package that can show(prefere html view) status of several static ip address within the network (Access Points) . And it would be great if PfSense can sent a email when one of the configured IP's is down.

    For example:

    IP                                Status                              Up or down since
    192.168.1.201            up                                    2013-09-09 5:12 AM
    192.168.1.202            up                                    2013-09-09 5:12 AM
    192.168.1.202            down                                2013-06-05 1:45 PM

    If this can not be done , is there maybe an easy way to include a PHP page within the PfSense admin environment to implement this functionality?

    I don't know if this will help you much but if you have a PC with Windows there are 2 tools I find useful in this instance.

    http://www.softperfect.com/products/networkscanner/  <– Great tool to see whats happening now and link to connect to various services and devices.

    http://www.overlooksoft.com/fing This will do what you want on demand.  It keeps track of all the computers as they appear and lets you know if there offline.  If you have a VPN you can access it right from your smart phone from anywhere.

    Hope you find these useful.

    DrClaw


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