I've noticed a big increase in firewall logs (dropped traffic) just before
crashes. I thought this was Traffic Shaper related but disabling the trafficshaper
did not help. My suspicion then shifted to the freebsd firewall (ipmon ?). Also
because of what Chris mentioned earlier. So I've put a separate m0n0wall behind
our main m0n0wall to separately drop traffic that is not allowed. Also I just put
new rules in place to restrict some abusive traffic altogether. Let's see what
If this fails, I'll upgrade to the freebsd 6.0 version of m0n0wall at work.
On Mon, 19 Jun 2006 08:50:04 -0600, Brent wrote
> I have a few monowall systems with 1.22 running (about 30 atm). I do get
> the same issue you are seeing. From what I have been able to track down
> so far it looks like it has to do with the freebsd firewall. From what I
> can tell the firewall in the system is getting overloaded and crashing.
> I am still investigating it to track it down farther.
> Hopefully though the new 1.3a3 with fbsd6 will fix this issue though.