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Internet going down every ~5min
« on: November 08, 2015, 09:36:26 am »
Hi, I use pfSense for  only one month ago.
I'm curious if somebody cand explain me why internet is going down like this, for 1 sec, at every 5 min.
Everything goes great until last weekend, from there is working like this. I need help quickly.

Thanks guys
 
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Re: Hi
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2015, 10:00:54 am »
Not without logs.
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Re: Internet going down every ~5min
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2015, 10:17:23 am »
I would suggest to start with disabling access from WAN ASAP!!! WTF! Why are exposing your admin GUI and SSH to Internet?!?!
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Re: Internet going down every ~5min
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2015, 10:31:16 am »
because I want to acces the GUI from outside LAN. I'm not always in the LAN connection and I have to manage it

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Re: Internet going down every ~5min
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2015, 10:35:17 am »
Completely horrible idea. Use OpenVPN or something.
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Re: Internet going down every ~5min
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2015, 10:39:44 am »
I din't change anything. It works fine for almost 2 years. I'm a new sysadmin in a dorm. I don't think that is a problem.

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Re: Internet going down every ~5min
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2015, 10:57:37 am »
It's a truly appalling idea to open the user interface of a firewall to the outside world, especially in the sort of hostile environment a dorm can be. As has been suggested, set up OpenVPN or IPsec, then you can VPN in and open the user interface over the VPN.

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Re: Internet going down every ~5min
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2015, 11:14:51 am »
Ok, I ll do this, but the others dorm have the same configuration. But they dont get this spike. Anyone?

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Re: Internet going down every ~5min
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2015, 12:00:32 pm »
What does "Status->System logs->Gateways" show you, especially around the time of the spikes?

BTW - one more suggestion to setup OpenVPN access to your site, external access is dangerous these days.
Not nagging, just saying - you're playing with fire  :P
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Re: Internet going down every ~5min
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2015, 12:32:41 pm »
Nothing... can be something hardware? the configuration of the system is like this:

internet ->switch->server->lan.

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Re: Internet going down every ~5min
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2015, 12:36:44 pm »
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internet ->switch->server->lan.

Where is your pfSense box in that diagram?
What hardware are you using?
Are you connected to the internet via a modem or are you behind a modem/router?
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Re: Internet going down every ~5min
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2015, 12:40:25 pm »
pfSense is installed on the server.With the configuration

Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.66GHz
8 CPUs: 2 package(s) x 2 core(s) x 2 HTT threads


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Re: Internet going down every ~5min
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2015, 12:46:46 pm »
Is this on bare hardware or are you using a VM?

Are you connected to the internet directly via a modem or are you behind a modem/router?
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Re: Internet going down every ~5min
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2015, 01:03:38 pm »
The internet is coming on optical fibre, and then converted to ethernet, going in a switch(megabyte) and then in server and then in lan.

I dont know if I understand well your question.

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Re: Internet going down every ~5min
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2015, 01:39:17 pm »
Does the WAN interface on your pfSense box get an external IP address or an RFC1918 one (like 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x or 172.16.x.x)?

Just trying to figure out if there's another router upstream of your pfSense box.

Is your pfSense running directly on the server hardware or are you running a virtual machine (ESX, etc) with pfSense under that.

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Re: Internet going down every ~5min
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2015, 02:33:28 pm »
I don't know if I ll give you a right answer but as I know, there is other router before the server. I have one switch before the server because I need 2 entry for 2 telephones.

As I know, the pfSense is installed on a FreeBSD system.