I have a client with 2 sites, one in Tampa and One in Philly.
the Sites are connected via a 3.0MB bonded dual T1 with Cisco 2620XM's at each end. These routers are the default gateway for the networks. The routers run RIP, and have thier default gateway set to the watchguard firewalls.
Each site also has a 3.0MB bonded T1 to the internet, again via Cisco 2620XM's They have Watchguard firewalls at each location. The watchguards have a permanent VPN between them.
The watchguards are getting old and they are looking to replace them.
Right now, I can failover to the VPN's automatically if the PTP link goes down because of the default gateway.
However, if the internet at either site dies, a manual route change must be made in the internal 2620's, because there is no way for the internal 2620's to know that the internet went down.
Can anyone suggest a firewall / router solution that would be able to inform my internal cisco 2620's that the internet has failed? i'm assuming it would have to be a RIP OSPF or BGP message....