Community Edition



  • Just wondering , how many of us that have this slow issue are on the "Community Edition"  version?

    Would one expect some change in this re-branding?

    Just never really had the problem before and started to wonder what changes going forward might occur.



  • The "Community Edition" is just the standard pfSense distribution. I certainly don't think that ESF are purposely putting anything in place to slow down loading. It is probably just that the servers are going flat out serving the files.

    The other "editions" are for specific hardware sold in the pfSense store and which can have paid support through the pfSense official support system. AFAIK they just have hardware-specific tweaks for booting (e.g. loader conf file contents) and optimizing FreeBSD and/or pf parameters to maximize throughput. Disclaimer: I am a community person and have nothing to do with the internals of changes for the pfSense store hardware platforms, my organisation has a few SG-2440 bought from the pfSense store.



  • Ever tried updating an iPhone right after the release of a new iOS version?
    "Noch etwa 3 Tage" is German for "about 3 days". Didn't take 3 days, though. :) Usually it just fails over and over again until you try it the next day…




  • Nearly all people with slow issues are

    1. Using horrible brand named NICs
    2. Using NICs with known issues
    3. Ancient or otherwise woefully under-powered hardware
    4. Running in a VM, typically with in addition to 1-3
    5. Installed snort
    6. Installed squid with a 5400rpm HD on an Atom CPU with 512MiB of memory

    I cobbled together a computer using a bit of common sense and got 2Gb/s over my 1Gb full-duplex and only 5% cpu usage with out-of-box settings of PFSense.



  • I think you need to ditch the tinfoil hat.



  • @Harvy66:

    Nearly all people with slow issues are

    1. Using horrible brand named NICs
    2. Using NICs with known issues
    3. Ancient or otherwise woefully under-powered hardware
    4. Running in a VM, typically with in addition to 1-3
    5. Installed snort
    6. Installed squid with a 5400rpm HD on an Atom CPU with 512MiB of memory

    I cobbled together a computer using a bit of common sense and got 2Gb/s over my 1Gb full-duplex and only 5% cpu usage with out-of-box settings of PFSense.

    This is just silly.

    The slow issues are because there are a ton of people trying to download from pkg.pfsense.org right now and their servers can't handle it.



  • @KOM:

    I think you need to ditch the tinfoil hat.

    +1    ;D

    Servers are just slammed would be a great guess.  Anybody have recent knowledge of how many pfsense installs there are out there?  It was over 100,000 just a couple of years ago. My guess is that number has gone up a touch.  :)

    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=45994.msg240958#msg240958



  • I wish there was a server loading status to look at on the pfsense.org webpage… I would be fully willing to look there before upgrading, and if the server load was high I would wait...



  • There was a server issue that was addressed earlier today that was causing slow downloads. It's been fine for a bit now.


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