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 From:  "Shaun Mcbride" <shaunmcbride at charter dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] monowall locking up
 Date:  Tue, 31 Oct 2006 10:31:09 -0800 (PST)
On Sun, October 29, 2006 11:00 pm, Ole Barnkob Kaas wrote:
> Aaron Cherman wrote:
>
>>>> I'm still learning about Monowall, but I thought I'd say that my v
>>>> 1.22
>>>> Monowall on a WRAP board hasn't needed any rebooting at all.  I have
>>>>  been working and learning about it over about the past 4 months.
>>>> It just
>>>> runs and runs.  Maybe I'm lucky.   I have an OPT1 port and a LAN
>>>> port.
>>>
>>>> Although I am a little worried to see that others have the lock up
>>>> problems.
>>>
>>> While you hear about ALL of the lockup problems here, you do not hear
>>>  from the thousands that run just fine.  I have over 30, and I have
>>> not seen the problem either.  It is a real problem, but it seems to be
>>>  quite rare.
>>
>> I hate being rare.  haha  Lee is right, although I have one system that
>>  locks up I have 4 others that run flawlessly.  My one "system" that
>> does lock up, has been thoroughly tested and replaced many times - it
>> seems to be the location and perhaps some rogue data from our Internet
>> connection that causes the issue.
>>
>
> I've seen some weird "lock up" issue with m0n0wall on a GSHDSL
> connection. Apparently the box (soekris 4801) was locking up quite often. I
> suspected that the problem was related to OpenVPN, so I replaced the m0n0
> with pfSense (allso on soekris 4801). Only to see that the problem
> persisted. Going through the logs of my OpenVPN server I found that it
> died every 4 hours. The logs also revealed that the box was still trying
> to restart the vpn after it "died". It seemed that the response from the
> server never reached the box (or any other traffic).
>
> The DSL modem was a zyxel box with built in switch where the m0n0 and
> some other equipment was connected to. Both with public address. That other
> equipment was fully functional and reachable all the time.
>
> Restarting the DSL modem after or before the lock up did not postpone or
> solve it.
>
> This was at a remote location and I've never been at the location
> myselv. The connection has now been replaced.
>
> /Ole
>
>
>
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