The "Inactive Sentry" state was added to the priority in response to Silken's post here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=259&p=1430&hilit=sentry#p1430.Fluffington wrote:Don't take my word for this, but i think "inactive sentry" is when the nodes around it have AV installed. This means that the sentry is not spreading anymore because it has done it's job and is considered "inactive". You're gonna have to dig deeper into this though.
Again. I'm not 100% on this... but that's what I think
Currently, observations show a Sentry to be "inactive" when antivirus pulses are no longer being transferred to any node on the network, not necessarily nodes connected to the Sentry itself. (See Silken's example of a network that has 3 sentries spreading antivirus fast, which is blocked at the front due to compromised nodes, and at the rear due to an upgrade stopping the antivirus from spreading.)
See LadTy's response to inactive sentries and other attack priority anomolies here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=151#p1544