One more from me tonight -- Sorry 'bout that. I've spent the better
part of the last 8 hours playing with m0n0wall, reading the archives,
and toying with different hardware and software configurations.
For testing I've left a continual ping from my desktop to m0n0wall's
internal IP and my ISP's gateway.
3 times in the last 5 hours the ping times have gone from 2-3ms and
10-12ms respectively up to over 5000ms to the internal IP, and
request-timed-out to my ISP's gateway.
During this time the web interface becomes unresponsive. The console
works fine (in that it refreshes the menu when I hit enter)
I saw a couple references to a similar problem back in January, but I
can't find the thread now that I'm experiencing the same.
I'm not really sure where to start troubleshooting this one.
The only configuration changes (from a default install) are a few
traffic shaper rules, and I've enabled PPTP. I was not doing anything
in the interface or with the firewall when the problem started.
After 4-5 minutes the firewall went back to normal and was fine for a
while, then eventually it occurred again.
built on Sun Feb 15 11:09:28 CET 2004
The only thing that jumps out at me is that I only had 32MB of RAM.
However, it just happened again as I write this, and I already upgraded
to 256MB RAM, so I'm really not sure what else to try.
Next on FOX, all new REALITY SHOW promises to be a hit:
"STOP A BULLET WITH YOUR HEAD"