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Configuring IPCop Firewalls by James Eaton-Lee, Barrie Dempster

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Network Status

The information contained on the Network Status screen is frequently very useful in troubleshooting networking issues.

The first tool we are given is a colorized version of the output from the ifconfig command, with the network interfaces on the system being given the colors that IPCop uses to refer to them. Quite often when the IPCop host is attached to a network such as a Cable or ADSL connection that allocates configuration information via DHCP, this can be useful for verifying whether a loss of connectivity is related to the IPCop host or if there is a network outage with the service provider. Since we can see the number of errors and dropped packets, this can frequently be useful in troubleshooting other networking issues ...

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