Fall back to full FSCK - Problem



  • Hello,

    I have problem in PFsense version is 2.3.4-RELEASE-p1. It is restarting on its own and the message i get is something about "Fall back to full FSCK" Im wondering why. But one day i found out it is happening when i remote our server (WIN RDP) using its domain name, i register my IP address to our hosting to get one. But using its Ip address it is not restarting.

    Hope someone can help me..

    Thanks a lot.



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  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Without the contents of the crash report / panic information there is no way to know what is happening.

    The "fsck" error could just be the firewall running a disk check after a crash and not anything to do with the cause of the crash.

    Does it show a crash report in the dashboard after it reboots? If so, what's in it?

    If not, you may have to keep a console connected (serial or VGA, preferably serial) and hopefully capture the crash data as it happens.



  • No crash report on the dashboard after restarting.

    I will do my best to capture the error and post it here.



  • My suspicion is, It is restarting when someone remote our the server using its the Domain name (or computer name not ip address). Because before i register the IP address to have a name we are using ip address to remote the server and im not having this kind of issue.



  • @clay005:

    My suspicion is, It is restarting when someone remote our the server using its the Domain name (or computer name not ip address). Because before i register the IP address to have a name we are using ip address to remote the server and im not having this kind of issue.

    This can't be a suspicion, except if you refuse to check your firewall, the rules present on WAN.
    There should be none **, and in that case : impossible, non one can connect to your pfSense.

    Btw : you just showed that you missed one of the biggest concepts of the Internet : people rarely use IP's, or, they work well. Humans like addresses like test-domaine.fr, which are translated directly to :

    test-domaine.fr has address 5.196.43.182
    test-domaine.fr has IPv6 address 2001:41d0:2:927b::15
    

    Remember that addresses or URL like test-domaine.fr aren't use on the Internet : you see them on your screen, they are looked up to IP addresses and that it.

    The fact that you use a domaine name - like my test-domaine.fr - doesn't mean that people can find you more easily, or not. True is, domaine name are public. But you don't care, you have a firewall, and nothing initialed from the outside come in. That was the very reason you put the firewall in place.

    ** if there are rules ….. well, you shouldn't. One never does before all consequences are understood ;)
    Btw : Never ever expose the pfSense GUI to the outside (WAN or Internet).


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