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 From:  Dany Nativel <dany underscore list at natzo dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Network getting slower after 20 minutes
 Date:  Wed, 21 Jan 2004 07:15:33 -0500
I've tested the same system overnight without any switch and the network 
was down this morning.
So No, it's no a deffective switch.  I guess it's a bug in the Realtek 
driver or something else in Monowall.

Dany


Dany wrote:

> Dany wrote:
>
>> Fred Weston wrote:
>>
>>> Dany wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>>
>>> In your setup, are you running ipcop and m0n0 on the same hardware?  
>>> If not, perhaps you could try replacing one or both NICs.  It may be 
>>> worthwhile to simply start over with m0n0 by resetting it to 
>>> defaults.  Configure only your IP addresses and anything else 
>>> essential for it to function and then see if you still experience 
>>> the same symptoms.
>>>
>> same hardware,  to run ipcop I reboot with the HDD connected. For 
>> monowall, i just insert the CD and floppy.
>> This afternoon I restarted from scratch. I just use the DHCP server 
>> of the monowall box to get my clients internet access (no fancy rules 
>> or bandwidth limitation).
>>
>> One thing I do is to give a an pre-defined IP address based the MAC 
>> address of each PC (outside the DHCP IP range).
>>
>> Dany
>>
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>
>
> Don't know if that can help but here is my configuration :
>
> System: General setup
> *[x] Allow DNS server list to be overridden by DHCP/PPP on WAN
>
> *Services: DNS forwarder
> *[x] Enable DNS forwarder
> [ ] Register DHCP leases in DNS forwarder
>
> ....override the results from the forwarders below.
> Host     Domain     IP     Description    ap      agora      
> 192.168.0.50      SMC AP
> ***
>