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 From:  Dany <dany underscore list at natzo dot com>
 To:  Fred Weston <Fred at daytonawan dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Network getting slower after 20 minutes
 Date:  Sun, 18 Jan 2004 19:10:00 -0500
Fred Weston wrote:

> Dany wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I wanted to see if m0n0wall could replace my ipcop box which has been 
>> running for few years now.
>> Hardware is an old Compaq Pentium 200MHz with 200MB of memory and two 
>> realtek NIC, a small switch and a SMC-2655W 802.11b AP.
>>
>> I used the following CD image (fairly new!) :
>> cdrom-pb25r595.iso
>> Version: Public Beta Release 25, Build #595
>> Release date: 01/17/2004
>>
>> Everything works fine, I really like it.
>> Just after installing it if I ping the firewall from a station I get 
>> "<10ms" but after let's say 20 minutes (random in fact) it goes to 
>> 80-100ms. This morning it was over 900ms. In some cases I can't even 
>> get the firewall webpage so I have to reboot it the cold way. Names 
>> are taking longer to resolve (if they ever resolve).
>>
>> Any idea on this performance drop over the time ?
>>
>> Thank you
>> Dany
>>
>>
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> I can't think of any reason off the top of my head as to why you would 
> see this behaviour.  My only suggestion would be to try removing 
> everything non-essential such as the AP and switch and try running it 
> for a while with just a single PC connected to it and see if the 
> problem remains.  It sounds like you might be overloading the MAC 
> table on your switch, but with a setup that small, that seems unlikely.
>
Today I got the problem after few hours.
Ping started to give long time and then no ping at all for both lan and 
wan addresses.
I then disconnected the switch and AP and connected only one PC to the 
firewall usign a crossover cable but that didn't solve anything.

Dany