Extend maximum gateway monitoring ping interval
The existing maximum gateway monitoring ping interval is 86,400 ms, or about a minute and a half. Over strictly metered connections, such as cellular backups, this can add up to significant costs over time. Recommend increasing the maximum monitoring interval to 86,400,000 ms (24 hours). PR to follow.
#2 Updated by Jim Pingle about 1 year ago
The 86400 limit is likely a holdover from when it used to be seconds, but letting it go up to a full day seems like it wouldn't be very useful in practice. I'd say the highest it should go should maybe be around 30-60 minutes.
Beyond that, the check can be disabled so the gateway is assumed to be up, which is better for backup cellular WANs since it wouldn't send any checks. If it's a PPP device on the firewall you can see the up/down status in the interfaces widget/status since it would show the login uptime. If it's a device that exposes the connection as Ethernet that's trickier.
#5 Updated by Justin Coffman about 1 year ago
I'll be honest, I didn't really have a maximum value in mind. I saw the existing value and thought "oh, they must have meant 86400 seconds, because that's a full day," and tacked on three zeroes. I do agree that a monitoring interval that long would have limited real world value. I'll bring the value down to 60 minutes.