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I am attempting to bring our school's firewall over to 2.0 from 1.2.3. I am using 2.0-RC3 amd64. Our WAN interface is an em0, LAN bge0. I've installed the system three times and am stopped by the exact same issue: once a request, ping, anything is sent to an IP address that starts lower than 200, the packets disappear utterly. I can ping Yahoo's 126.96.36.199 IP, but it fails on 188.8.131.52 consistently with a Destination Host Unreachable message. This behavior seems consistent when accessing multiple sites.
I thought this may have been related to the mbufs issue http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,37754.0.html
but netstat -m shows everything well within tolerances and nothing on the "mbufs denied" front. The MBUF counter on the splash page looked high (2267/2947). A dump during a failed connection shows:
21:26:27.088893 ARP, Request who-has 184.108.40.206 tell 66.xxx.xxx.xxx, length 28
21:26:28.090243 ARP, Request who-has 220.127.116.11 tell 66.xxx.xxx.xxx, length 28
and then nothing. This seems to be the main point of failure, but I am unsure as to the remedy.
If I am a fool and have missed something basic, please let me know. The installs are untweaked apart from altering the admin password and the firewall is simply a WAN/LAN config. Please let me know if more info is needed and I will provide.