I’ve added a new feature to my
software to help scratch yet another personal itch of mine. It’s called the
You’ll find it in the admin section of the dashboard.
It manages/accomplishes two things (for now):
Disables / Enables the intrusive and slow Pi-Star Firewall. Handy if you already have a decent firewall on your network. Also handy to re-enable it for mobile or off-site use.
Disables / Enables Cron, to allow for late-night/early AM operation without interruptions form the native Pi-Star update and service restart process.
(More system controls may be added in the future.)
The Firewall, Cron (and many other services/processes) statuses are reflected here at a glance.
You can also disable/enable the firewall or cron daemon from command line… Run:
…and you will be presented with the following options to chose:
pistar-system-manager usage: -h, --help Display this help text. -dfw --disable-firewall Disable Pi-Star firewall rules and allow all traffic -efw --enable-firewall Enable Pi-Star firewall rules to defaults and only allow required traffic -dc, --disable-cron Stop the Cron daemon -ec, --enable-cron Start the Cron daemon