ssh-tunneling and pptp

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Post by innocent bystander » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:04 pm
it would be nice if viscosity got support several different types of connections..
at the moment I am running shimo (can only do one connection at the time, and have bad support for openvpn) for a ssh-tunnel and viscosity for vpn.
also, a function that would ping every connection and list responsetime in the connectionlist would be nice (optionable, of course).

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Post by James » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:53 pm
it would be nice if viscosity got support several different types of connections..
It's a popular request, so something we are looking into.
a function that would ping every connection and list responsetime in the connectionlist would be nice
So basically you're after a "Latency" value for each connection? We were thinking about having a "Connection Quality" measure (perhaps color coded or a percentage) that takes into account latency, amount of packets being dropped, etc. Would this be useful to you instead/as well?

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Post by innocent bystander » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:11 am
James wrote:
So basically you're after a "Latency" value for each connection? We were thinking about having a "Connection Quality" measure (perhaps color coded or a percentage) that takes into account latency, amount of packets being dropped, etc. Would this be useful to you instead/as well?

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that would be very nice indeed =)
but in that case, it would be nice if you - in addition to listing the connection quality in the server list - listed the details of the connection quality (latency, dropped packets, etc) in the detail window.
James wrote:
It's a popular request, so something we are looking into.
how about a "features to come"-post something like that (or perhaps a "features we might add"-poll)? then we know what to look forward to and what not to request :)

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Post by innocent bystander » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:28 pm
it would also be terribly useful with a function that would allow the user to run a customized applescript upon connection/disconnection. this would allow me to for example quit all applications if the vpn-connection should suddenly fail, preventing any securityrisks this might cause. The applications could then be automatically reopened once the connection is reestablished. Shimo has this feature, and it has proven quite useful (I don't mean to say that Shimo is in any way better than viscosity - if it were, I'd be using Shimo, not viscosity - but it has a few useful features, like this-one).

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Post by James » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:18 pm
how about a "features to come"-post something like that (or perhaps a "features we might add"-poll)?
Well normally we'd be using Trac, which would allow us to easily display current issues and feature requests. However we've been giving Redmine a try for Viscosity, which doesn't appear to allow public pages easily. However it's on the To Do list.
it would also be terribly useful with a function that would allow the user to run a customized applescript upon connection/disconnection.
Hopefully you should see this added in the 1.1 release.

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