The table on the left
shows all the Interfaces that are currently used in my Home Automation System.
They represent all physical devices in my house with which my Domotica software
communicates directly. With the Buttons to the right i can enable or disable
each Interface. Disabling an Interface means all communication with the hardware
is shut down, so there will be no more incoming or outgoing traffic on that
With a constantly expanding amount of sensors, actors, devices and
functionality it is sometimes necessary to temporarily disable a specific
Interface. For example when i disconnect my RFXCOM LAN Interface from my network
to replace a network switch, i can temprorarily disable the RFXCOM Interface to
avoid any problems; and when i re-enable the Interface again, i am sure the
RFXCOM Interface will be initialized to the setting i want.
This way i can avoid the need for restarting my entire Domotica application
when i change something that would otherwise need a restart.