PfSense 2.4.2 - Config override



  • Since upgrading to the latest 2.4.2 snapshot from 2.4.0 RC I can no longer use a config override for dhcp on the WAN interface page

    I see an error in the syslog showing

    rc.bootup:Error:cannot open cf/conf/Orange_ipv4.conf in DHCP_Config_File_Override() for reading

    I use the conf override to handle special parms for ORANGE FTTH so cant upgrade to 2.4.2 at the minute

    Apologies if I'm suddenly making a school boy error but as I say its working at 2.4.0 RC version

    I upgraded to take advantage of the bug fix in VLAN priority tags also needed for ORANGE FTTH :-) At least that bug has a work around with a Netgear switch



  • Well I did a fresh install and problem has gone

    Note to anyone using VLANs which is what I’m using

    At 2.4.0 and earlier a vlan of 832 for example defined on interface igb0
    Resulted in an interface name of igb0_vlan832

    Now it a 2.4.1 and later pfSense creates igb0.832

    Caused me an additional bit of head scratching

    https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense/commit/12bcf7e933d626c7b4ba5178b10dc6e463069f39


  • Banned

    @nivek1612:

    At 2.4.0 and earlier a vlan of 832 for example defined on interface igb0
    Resulted in an interface name of igb0_vlan832

    Now it a 2.4.1 and later pfSense creates igb0.832

    Caused me an additional bit of head scratching

    Reading the changelog: https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/2.4.1_New_Features_and_Changes helps in such cases.

    Changed the VLAN interface names to use the 'dotted' format of FreeBSD, which is shorter and helps to keep the interface name smaller than the limit (16) This fixes the 4 digit VLAN issues when the NIC name is 6 bytes long.


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