Strange hanging issue

  • I'm not sure if this is related to the 502 Bad Gateway issue that others are having, but I don't think it is.

    I'm running pfSense 2.4.0-Release on a Celeron G1840 with 8GB RAM, and Realtek NIC's  (I know, those aren't recommended, but they work.  For now.  A few that I had purchased have failed, and will be replaced with Intel NIC's in short order)  I mention them in case the Realtek driver might be the culprit.

    I'm having an issue where the web interface gives me a 504 Gateway Time-out, trying to SSH in it hangs after it prints the welcome message, and trying to interact with the local console has basically the same effect.  While it's in this state DNS is a bit flaky, but Internet access is generally still available.

    I had assumed this was the USB thumb drive I have pfSense installed on starting to fail, (I'm familiar with how *nix systems act when they lose their root drive) but, I had introduced a new client to the network while the system was in this state, and upon rebooting the system, (with said client shut down) it retained the MAC address in the DHCP table, making me think that perhaps the disk was available to the system after all.

    Anyone have an idea as to what might be going on here?

  • That is the same as the 502 Gateway Error, you have to CTRL-Z to break process, then you can run commands..

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