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 From:  Matchstick <matchstick at oofg dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Re: Re: known issues with 1.2b3
 Date:  Mon, 7 Feb 2005 08:15:11 +0000
On Monday, February 7, 2005, 4:26:33 AM, Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet dot net> wrote:

JG> Matchstick wrote:

>> Jesse Guardiani wrote:
>>> Jesse Guardiani wrote:
>>>>Matchstick wrote:
>>>>>mike wrote:
>>>>>>>2.) lockups on WRAP hardware
>>>>>>>        for some reason 1.2b3 causes lockups on WRAP
>>>>>>>        hardware. I didn't see any resolutions to this
>>>>>>>        in the archive, so I'm guessing this is an
>>>>>>>        ongoing problem.
>>>>>>I have 3 wraps, 128mb 3 lan, running this same version since release
>>>>>>w/o problems, granted they're not overloaded with traffic.
>>>>>>There was a faulty batch ~ last sept with network card issues, but they
>>>>>>were recalled and fixed.
>>>>>I'm getting lockups on 3 LAN Wrap running in Filtered Bridged mode but
>>>>>only when I enable traffic shaping. With TS turned off it's stable as a
>>>>>rock. (Actually been having this problem since 1.2b1)
>>>>Your statement would seem to contradict my findings on my
>>>>Soekris 4801 regarding bridging and 1.2b3. Perhaps my problem
>>>>is hardware related? Or maybe kernel related? Was a required
>>>>option left out of the 1.2b3 4801 kernel?
>>> BTW, here's a post supporting my findings with bridging on 1.2b3:
>>>     http://tinyurl.com/6mpbl
>>> He never mentions what his hardware platform is though.
>> That's very odd as I havent had a single problem with filtered bridging
>> itself on the Wrap (only when combined with Traffic Shaping).
>> Unfortunately I dont have any other platforms available at the moment to
>> play with so I can't test anything else at the moment.

JG> Do you have an IP listed on your WAN interface? If not, then that probably
JG> accounts for the discrepancy. All of my tests up until tonight have been
JG> performed *with* a static IP bound to the WAN interface and the WAN interface
JG> bridged to the OPT1 interface. Before tonight, I couldn't figure out how to
JG> configure the WAN interface without some sort of IP. However, tonight I
JG> found that if I remove the IP from the WAN interface (currently requires
JG> either editing a blank config from scratch or manually editing the
JG> config.xml file on another machine and restoring the config) then I can
JG> get filtered bridging working under 1.2b3. In addition, removing the IP
JG> fixes the problem I was having with the bridge not acting completely
JG> transparent. Take a look at this thread for the details:
JG> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.firewalls.m0n0wall/13376

JG> And here's were I posted my resolution to the problem:
JG> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.firewalls.m0n0wall/13435

Interestingly I *DO* have a static IP listed on my WAN interface.


I'll have a try with your solution of removing the IP address when I
get some time either tonight or tomorrow.

BTW you mentioned in another mail that we should collect a list of
Wrap board and BIOS version so, according to the boot-up screen my Wrap
board is
PC Engines WRAP.1C v1.0
tinyBIOS V1.4a (C)1997-2003 PC Engines


 matchstick at oofg dot com