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 From:  "Neil A. Hillard" <m0n0 at dana dot org dot uk>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Problems with 1.3b15 on a Compaq EN SFF...
 Date:  Tue, 4 Nov 2008 19:19:53 +0000

In message <11CBBCD0858A0243AEB2D03691E4A1FA6DFF at dc1 dot sonicburst dot net>,
Bryan K. Brayton <bryan at sonicburst dot net> writes
>Is VLAN 0 really tagged as 0?  Most documentation I've ever seen says
>VLAN ID numbers need to start at 1.  I don't know if that's causing
>issues or not, but you could check it.

Thanks for the thought but unfortunately it's actually on VLAN 1 but
m0n0wall's console shows the interface as vlan0!

I'm going to try and configure a test firewall (although I don't have
enough spare NICs to configure the three interfaces).

I'll let everyone know how I get on!

Many thanks,


>From: Neil A. Hillard [mailto:m0n0 at dana dot org dot uk]
>Sent: Mon 11/3/2008 7:05 PM
>To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>Subject: [m0n0wall] Problems with 1.3b15 on a Compaq EN SFF...
>I've been running m0n0wall very successfully for quite a while now.  I
>managed an uptime of 608 days on 1.22 and only had to take the machine
>down because of a faulty PSU fan!  Since I replaced that I've managed
>another 40 days of uptime.
>I decided that it was time to upgrade to 1.3b15 as I want to setup a VPN
>with one of my customers and want the ability to filter the incoming VPN
>I've been running on an 8MB CF card up until now but 1.3 won't fit on
>that!  I got a spare 64MB card and loaded up 1.3b15 (using dd on my
>Linux box).  I downloaded a backup from 1.22 and swapped the cards.
>As LAN is on a VLAN connection I temporarily set the IP address of LAN
>and connected it to a switch port that was on the correct VLAN and
>uploaded the backup.
>The machine rebooted (I switched the LAN connection back to the correct
>switch port) but I wasn't able to communicate at all with the firewall.
>ARPs on both LAN and OPT1 were failing.
>Switching back to the original CF card brought everything back to life.
>I've since upgraded to 1.235 on the 8MB CF card and all is still well!
>My setup is:
>Compaq Deskpro EN SFF
>PIII 450MHz
>128MB RAM
>8MB/64MB CF Card
>LAN:  vlan 0 on xl0
>WAN:  xl0
>OPT1: xl1
>WAN and OPT1 are bridged and I have a number of other OPT interfaces on
>VLANs on xl0.
>Anyone know of any reason why 1.3b15 doesn't work?  Unfortunately I have
>to do all of my testing on my live firewall as I don't have a spare
>IDE-CF card adapter (about time I get one, I suppose).  I have another
>box but I need another NIC which I should be able to sort out and then
>I'll have an almost identical box to do the testing on.
>Any ideas?
>Many thanks in advance,
>                                Neil.
>Neil A. Hillard                E-Mail:   m0n0 at dana dot org dot uk
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Neil A. Hillard                E-Mail:   m0n0 at dana dot org dot uk