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 From:  "Andrew Kemp" <akemp at iquest dot net>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] m0n0s hanging : any progress ?
 Date:  Sat, 26 Aug 2006 13:32:03 -0400
My m0n0 hang this morning at 5am, nothing in my remote syslog. I still
don't think that is setup correctly as I don't get much more than packet
rule information. Regardless. Hard locked, snmp stopped responding,
reboot and it came right back. I am getting ready to switch over to
pfsense and see if I have any better luck. If not, I am going to attempt
to set up a cluster with two pfsense boxes with one for failover. We'll
see how it goes.


-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Cherman [mailto:aaronc at morad dot ab dot ca] 
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 12:40 AM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0s hanging : any progress ? 

>> Did anyone make any progress in finding the problem many of us have 
>> with m0n0walls hanging totally ?
>> If I recall right someone posted a packetlog and someone was  going 
>> to look at it ?
>> Also did anyone find a workaround besides powering it off and on ?
> I did do a packet capture for analysis.  I have had a look at it but I
> find nothing out of the ordinary.  A couple others were also going to
> a look but I have not heard back from them.
> Currently I have my m0n0wall reboot every night at 2am - I still had a
> lock-ups in one evening last week.  From what I could see at the time 
> there was a host running Bit Torrent that was creating a lot of 
> connections very quickly.  I'm not sure if this had anything to do
> the freeze, but I have not seen Bit Torrent on my network since then
> also have not had any freezes.  That said, I also limited the
> connections max to 100 connections.  Again, I have no idea if this is
> of the problem, but I'm trying anything.

Okay, forget everything I said - another freeze occurred this morning.
of a ...   And I wasn't surprised to see Bit Torrent traffic around the
time.  Someone figured the freezes may have something to do with P2P 
traffic.  Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?


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