2.3.4 Do they ever do a release without breaking something



  • just upgraded to 2.3.4 (probably my 5th or 6th time ever upgrading) and if feels like there is no way to update without losing or breaking something else…  I've spent the past 4 days practically without sleep fixing what shouldn't have been broken...

    Lost FTP Client proxy have to now depend on an addon...  Why not JUST FIX FTP CLIENT???  Pretty sad that a $20 walmart router can work and yet this thing can't

    Traffic Graph now looks cool, but is more useless than ever unless you are looking ONLY inside the 2 minute window.  No way of seeing a NUMBER that tells you your in/out speeds, and the graph is useless to see in speed if it's only a few kbps when out is mbps

    I SOOOO want/need a geo blocker, but it's never worked right in the past, and I am afraid that I will go another week trying to fix things if I install it.

    pfSense is still one of the best things out there for now, but WOW is it frustrating!



  • Do you have access to the book?

    Even though pfsense is very easy to get going, it is very easy to lose your way when you start doing complicated things.


  • Banned

    Why don't you start topics about the specific issues you are having?

    Whatever issues you are having are more than likely your fault, not pfSense's.

    I have no IT/CS, networking, anything background at all. I come from some guy that uses Windows computers for day to day life, not work.

    Yet I've somehow got pfSense working great with geo blocking, VPN clients and servers, gateway groups, DNSBL, IDS/IPS, raidz2 ZFS install…. And I have never spent four (or one) sleepless day with pfSense.

    So, if I can do it then you can to.

    It sounds like you need to take a step (or a few steps) back and tackle one project at a time. Ask on these forums and you will get a lot of great feedback and guidance.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    What ancient version did you upgrade from if those are the issues you are seeing?

    The FTP proxy has been moved into a package for years. Continuing to use FTP in 2017 is the real failure there, though.

    Like pfBasic said, start new threads (in topic-specific boards) for the individual issues you are having. Odds are there are ways to make them all work or find alternatives.


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    "Continuing to use FTP in 2017 is the real failure there, though."

    So true!!!



  • Anecdotal, but I've using pfSense since about 2.1.3 and have never had an issue upgrading.



  • "Continuing to use FTP in 2017 is the real failure there, though."

    +1 on this thought.

    I've been running pfsense now for three years, and every upgrade has gone without incident. That said, I am running a netgate device… but nonetheless... flawless upgrades every time.

    -RYknow


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    I have been running pfsense since @Harvy66:

    Anecdotal, but I've using pfSense since about 2.1.3 and have never had an issue upgrading.

    I have been running pfsense since version 1 ;)  For sure before 1.2 and do not recall issues with upgrades.  Both back when I ran it on physical hardware and then after when switched to virtual.

    That in mind you need to be aware of changes between versions either on how something is done or the removal/additions of features.  And make adjustments.. The removal of the ftp helper/proxy was long overdue when done, just as the removal of pptp was well past its prime.

    So its not like the team does not give users of pfsense time and warning of upcoming changes.. They also post any upgrade caveats you should be aware of.  Then again I do not ever recall doing an upgrade that jumps generations..  Your firewall should be kept up to date!!  I have a 2.3.3p1 running at a work location, the only thing that has kept me from upgrading it to 2.3.4 is can not just do it during the day while in use - and have not found the time to update as of yet after hours.  But for sure will happen sooner vs later, and no doubt before 2.4 releases ;)

    As with anything you upgrade there is always risk.. So appropriate precautions should be taken.  Backup of config, copy of install media on hand in case something really goes belly up so that you can fresh install both what you were running and new version your wanting to upgrade too.  Running on vm makes this very easy with just a simple snapshot ;)



  • just upgraded to 2.3.4 (probably my 5th or 6th time ever upgrading) and if feels like there is no way to update without losing or breaking something else…  I've spent the past 4 days practically without sleep fixing what shouldn't have been broken...

    Would you please so friendly and tell us from where your were upgrading to the version 2.3.4? And on top of this perhaps
    what is not running well after this upgrading procedure?

    Lost FTP Client proxy have to now depend on an addon…  Why not JUST FIX FTP CLIENT???

    FTP proxy and pfSense 2.2
    Why not pacing a FTP, S/FTP or FTP/S Server inside of a DMZ together with 1:1 NAT?
    A small Raspberry PI 3.0 (Linux based) or a small Mini TurBot (FreeBSD based)
    might be also solving this problem well.

    Pretty sad that a $20 walmart router can work and yet this thing can't

    And here you may able to see where the competence is given on networking together with security!

    Traffic Graph now looks cool, but is more useless than ever unless you are looking ONLY inside the 2 minute window.  No way of seeing a NUMBER that tells you your in/out speeds, and the graph is useless to see in speed if it's only a few kbps when out is mbp

    PRTG, Incinga2 and Nagios are also really nice to manage that work, or a smaller Raspberry PI 3.0 with CATI and MRTG will
    do that jo also well for your network.

    I SOOOO want/need a geo blocker, but it's never worked right in the past, and I am afraid that I will go another week trying to fix things if I install it.

    pfBlockerNG & DNSBL is one of the longest and actual keeping forum thread here, and why you don´t ask there for help?

    pfSense is still one of the best things out there for now, but WOW is it frustrating!

    What hardware are you using? What knowledge skills you can offer? Are you a beginner or mid ranged level or a professional?
    I don´t want to come to near to you, but could it be that you need only a little bit more help and knowledge about the entire
    pfSense and this might be fine working for you too? There are several columns here in that forum and the one or other right
    pointed question about this or that problem could help you more then that thread here, I personally think.