reconnect script

Matthew Kitchin (public/usenet) mkitchin.public at
Tue Jun 7 17:28:02 EDT 2011

On 5/29/2011 3:33 AM, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-05-28 at 22:27 -0500, Matthew Kitchin (public/usenet)
> wrote:
>> I tried to compile a package for Openwrt last time, and it didn't go
>> very well. I spent a great deal of time, and made little progress. I
>> believe that is why I'm running a patched version.
> I don't think your current problem is related to the fact that you're
> running v2.25.
>>>> After about 3 days, I lose all connectivity between the devices on my
>>>> 192.168.1.x subnet. The devices can still get to the internet, still get
>>>> to the remote vpn subnets, but cannot see each other.
>>> How are the machines connected to one another? And if they can still
>>> happily see everything but each other, wtf is your 'ping'
>>> doing?
>> All the machines at my house are connected by wifi to the Openwrt box.
>> Openwrt has the vpn connection to remote office. All home machines are
>> on the 192.168.1.X subnet. is a router IP at my corporate
>> office I ping to check if the VPN connection is up or not.
> OK, but you said that when the problem happens, they can still get to
> the remote VPN subnets. So this 'ping' check would still be
> *working*, and thus fail to detect the problem?
> Or did I misunderstand, and your 'reconnect script' isn't actually
> solving the problem with the 192.168.1.x hosts on the wireless not being
> able to talk to each other? Except that when it *happens* to trigger
> because the VPN goes down, that somehow solves the (unrelated?) wlan
> issue?
> It sounds like this is an OpenWRT routing problem. If hosts on your
> *wireless* cannot see each other, that really shouldn't be anything to
> do with openconnect. If restarting openconnect 'fixes' it then that
> really makes me suspect the routing setup, because that's all that
> openwer will really change. So I'll need to see those routing tables in
> all three cases.
Like taking a car to the mechanic... Still hasn't happened since I 
posted this. Maybe it is because I'm using my local LAN much more now 
than before. Maybe a coincidence. I don't know.

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