First things first: I'm new to m0n0wall. I've been using Freesco
(www.freesco.org) for a few years now, so I think I'm fairly familiar with
how all the NAT rules work and so on, just need to get the hang of a new
syntax and interface. Main reason for switching to m0n0wall was to get
proper QoS traffic shaping support as I start using VoIP more and more. It's
a nuisance to have to pause large downloads to make a phone call. ;-)
I've configured m0n0wall as (I think) it should be configured, two internal
networks - one wired, one wireless. There is no crossforwarding between them
at this stage. In the future I will add VPN support to the WLAN network so
authenticated/encrypted clients can acess the wired side of the network. I
am using a PPTP link to the ADSL modem (SpeedTouch 530), since the modem is
unreliable in DHCP spoof / PPP half bridge mode. The PPTP link has worked
fine for many months under Freesco. I have not yet enabled any VPN servers,
port forwards, or traffic shaping rules.
The problem: When using m0n0wall the WAN connection seems to die regularly,
usually after around 2 hours uptime. Rebooting the machine clears the
problem immediately, at least for another couple of hours. The machine is
not locking solid - I can still access the web interface, and strangely, the
firewall logs are still recording incoming (blocked) packets - the usual
range of NetBIOS attack attempts on port 135. But any outgoing traffic will
get as far as the m0n0wall box, but no further.
I apologize if this has been covered before. Unfortunately all my "PPTP"
searches of the list archives wre mainly concerned with VPN servers, rather
than running a PPTP client to connect to an ADSL modem.
Thanks in advance folks.
C.M. Bagnall, Partner, Minotaur
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