PfSense server needing NIC reboot


  • Hello

    I have been having a problem where my pfSense firewall seems to lock up, and I have to do an ifconfig down and then ifconfig up to clear it. I cannot access the web interface while it is down. Here is the System Log for the time, as an example:
    Jan 20 12:50:39  check_reload_status      updating dyndns GW_WAN
    Jan 20 12:50:39  check_reload_status      Restarting ipsec tunnels
    Jan 20 12:50:39  check_reload_status      Restarting OpenVPN tunnels/interfaces
    Jan 20 12:50:39  check_reload_status      Reloading filter
    Jan 20 12:50:40  xinetd  6708  Starting reconfiguration
    Jan 20 12:50:40  xinetd  6708  Swapping defaults
    Jan 20 12:50:40  xinetd  6708  readjusting service 6969-udp
    Jan 20 12:50:40  xinetd  6708  Reconfigured: new=0 old=1 dropped=0 (services)
    Jan 20 13:08:28  check_reload_status      updating dyndns GW_WAN
    Jan 20 13:08:28  check_reload_status      Restarting ipsec tunnels
    Jan 20 13:08:28  check_reload_status      Restarting OpenVPN tunnels/interfaces
    Jan 20 13:08:28  check_reload_status      Reloading filter
    Jan 20 13:08:29  xinetd  6708  Starting reconfiguration
    Jan 20 13:08:29  xinetd  6708  Swapping defaults
    Jan 20 13:08:29  xinetd  6708  readjusting service 6969-udp
    Jan 20 13:08:29  xinetd  6708  Reconfigured: new=0 old=1 dropped=0 (services)
    Jan 20 13:15:20  check_reload_status      updating dyndns GW_WAN
    Jan 20 13:15:20  check_reload_status      Restarting ipsec tunnels
    Jan 20 13:15:20  check_reload_status      Restarting OpenVPN tunnels/interfaces
    Jan 20 13:15:20  check_reload_status      Reloading filter
    Jan 20 13:15:21  xinetd  6708  Starting reconfiguration
    Jan 20 13:15:21  xinetd  6708  Swapping defaults
    Jan 20 13:15:21  xinetd  6708  readjusting service 6969-udp
    Jan 20 13:15:21  xinetd  6708  Reconfigured: new=0 old=1 dropped=0 (services)

    What could be causing it?