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 From:  Graham Freeman <graham dot freeman at cernio dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Problems with CPU load on soekris
 Date:  Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:32:49 -0800
Hi, Jessica,

With traffic shaping, ~10 firewall rules, and 10-30 users, I think you're probably overloading the
net4801.   You probably need to upgrade to an ALIX or net5501.

good luck,

Graham


On 14 Jan 10, at 12:30 , Jessica Aguilar wrote:

> 
> Thanks for answering me.
> 
> Well users will be around 25 to 30 at the most and firewall rules are
> like 10 only to be able to access devices remotately and monitor the
> soekris and some devices behind the soekris.
> 
> Acually I though that it that user amount but it varies I've seen this
> problem with less than 10 users autheticated.
> 
> 
> I also have traffic shapping enable.
> 
> Thank you
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Graham Freeman [mailto:graham dot freeman at cernio dot com] 
> Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 11:54 AM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Problems with CPU load on soekris
> 
> 
> Hi, Jessica,
> 
> I'm guessing that you're overloading this device.   How many users are
> you trying to support with your net4801?   And what kind of network
> throughput does it usually handle?  Are the firewall rules simple (2-3
> rules), moderately complex (~10 rules), or very complex (~20 rules)?
> 
> Please reply on-list.
> 
> Graham
> 
> 
> 
> On 14 Jan 10, at 10:55 , Jessica Aguilar wrote:
> 
>> 
>> 
>> Hello Support
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> I been having some problems with some of my soekris boxes. 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> I have a soekris model net4801 . I am using captive portal  firmware
>> 1.3.   I start noticing since I upgrade to 1.3 but not sure if that
>> problem was happening before.  
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Everytime  I get this message or ARP message error  Jan 14 10:41:27
>> kernel: pid 319 (php), uid 0, was killed: out of swap space .  I start
>> receiving  complains from my users.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> CPU load goes to 100 % and memory goes up  
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Any idea?  How can I fix it
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> I lower the dhcp to 30 min  did appear to help
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Is the box to small ?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> I have a 2 G flash card 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ****
>> 
>> And I keep getting this messages
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Jan 14 10:41:03 last message repeated 3 times 
>> 
>> Jan 14 10:41:27 kernel: pid 319 (php), uid 0, was killed: out of swap
>> space 
>> 
>> Jan 14 10:40:50 dnsmasq[130]: reading /var/db/dhcpd.leases 
>> 
>> Jan 14 10:40:34 kernel: ipfw2 (+ipv6) initialized, divert loadable,
>> rule-based forwarding enabled, default to accept, logging disabled 
>> 
>> Jan 14 10:40:33 dhcpd: For info, please visit
>> http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/ 
>> 
>> Jan 14 10:40:33 dhcpd: All rights reserved. 
>> 
>> Jan 14 10:40:33 dhcpd: Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems
> Consortium. 
>> 
>> Jan 14 10:40:33 dhcpd: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Server V3.0.5 
>> 
>> Jan 14 10:40:33 dnsmasq[130]: read /etc/hosts - 2 addresses 
>> 
>> Jan 14 10:40:33 dnsmasq[130]: using nameserver 208.67.222.222#53 
>> 
>> Jan 14 10:40:33 dnsmasq[130]: using nameserver 208.67.220.220#53 
>> 
>> Jan 14 10:40:33 dnsmasq[130]: reading /etc/resolv.conf 
>> 
>> Jan 14 10:40:33 dnsmasq[130]: failed to access /var/db/dhcpd.leases:
> No
>> such file or directory 
>> 
>> Jan 14 10:40:33 dnsmasq[130]: failed to access /var/db/dhcpd.leases:
> No
>> such file or directory
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Thank You
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Jessica
>>