On many occasion thinking that my Mac was disconnected from any form of network (with or without wire), I discovered that in fact it was confortably chating at full speed with the rest of the world through a forgotten connection. Typically:
tcpdump -i en1
displayed a high speed movie about
5223 (unassigned)… trafics.
For the wireless side, there is a nice function to be aware that a Mac is connected or not: the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar.
But for infrared, Bluetooth, Ethernet, MacOS X seems to miss the same usefull and simple function.
Is there a trustable software or method to be sure that a Mac if fully disconnected from any form of network?
I would be mostly interested by something as small and as visual as the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar.