*RANT* Why pfsense is popular


  • Banned

    In my quest to increase my networking knowledge and to have control of my own equipment, I had decided to remove my Google Fiber network box from my network and decided with a single box solution. Yes you can guy a managed switch like the edge router and stick a consumer router behind it (this is a need of having GFiber as you have to set your WAN to VLAN 2 with a 802.11q bit of 3) and be done with it.  But after reading and watching many many youtube videos about rolling your own router and most of them were about pfsense, I then focused my video watching to pfsense related videos.

    First I bought a cheap Chinese pos intel j1900 cpu based mini pc, works ok so long as your wan connection is under 300Mbps. So then I decided to build my own small form factor pc. THe heart of this beast would be an AMD FM2+ A10-8750 cpu on a A88X based mini itx board. Along with a 4 port intel nic this box chews up 1Gbps and spits it back out. I have zero issues when it comes to “normal” data traffic.

    RANT part

    But the the life of me this OS is crap for gamers, online gamers (atleast with WOW). If my GFiber box is the router, WOW as a constant 70-80 ms lag, with pfsense 300-1500 ms lag. And I have tried having port forwarding on and off with no difference. Now I can live with 300ms lag but anything over 500ms is painful. So i decided to try a few other firewall/router x64 solutions, mostly linux based. And now I know why pfsense is so popular, most everything out there is dog sh*t.  I had seen few posts about gamers using UNTANGLED of pfsense as they felt UT didn’t introduce the lag that pfsense does as using the same HW they had way lower lag with UT over pfsense. SO i decided to try UT. This would have need a good solution and seems to be one of the best solutions using linux but you can’t set the 802.11q bit for the damn VLAN. Is this only a featuyre in FreeBSD based firewall/router based solutions or just a lack of intelligence of the linux firewall developers???

    I’m at a loss of ideas to run with my own router build. Pfsense is a good solutions of most but not online gamers.


  • Galactic Empire Netgate Administrator

    Sorry but you did not provide any context or asked for help. Ranting or venting doesn’t help anyone. Most of us are gamers and latency is not an issue. If you have latency issues check your hardware, cables, ISP and so on.


  • Rebel Alliance

    “with pfsense 300-1500 ms lag.”

    If your seeing this sort of lag that you are blaming on pfsense you got something else wrong… Sorry but that is just not the case… There is nothing pfsense would be doing that would introduce such extra lag…

    Please show you work and setup that brings you to the conclusion that pfsense is the cause of your lag…

    Something as simple as http://www.azurespeed.com/ even… Lets see those numbers with and without pfsense.



  • Stop building castles in swamps, pfSense being the castle and the swamp being your hardware.

    I’m getting 0.008ms through pfSense. I let bittorrent run 24/7 and don’t have any issues with latency. Here’s my quality graph against 4.2.2.2



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    @ivor:

    Sorry but you did not provide any context or asked for help. Ranting or venting doesn’t help anyone. Most of us are gamers and latency is not an issue. If you have latency issues check your hardware, cables, ISP and so on.

    That’s kind of the point of it being a RANT do you know many RANTS that are useful or helpfully? That being said……

    All the hardware is the same minus the pfsense box and the Google Fiber box, cables everything else is the same .

    AS for the Current hardware:
    AMD A10-5800B FM2
    GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XN-WIFI FM2+/FM2 A88X with the lastest BIOS F6
    8 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 @ 1600Mhz
    INTEL PRO/1000 VT PCIe NIC 4-PORT GIGABIT SERVER ADAPTER EXPI9404VT YT674
    60GB OCZ SSD

    ISP is Google fiber and it is a PITA being able to remove the box from the network as the WAN has to be VLAN 2 tagged and the priority bit set to 3 which is done easily in pfsense. And may infact be the issue but I doubt that as I can goto any speed test site:

    http://beta.speedtest.net
    http://speedtest.googlefiber.net/
    http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest

    and all the speed test are within 50Mbps of each other both with the GFiber box and the pfsense box. and the pings form each site range from 4-6 ms.

    My normal day to day data traffic flows with no hiccups with either box. Streaming movies (netflix, hulu, amazon) livetv (sling), youtube, pandora and that runs fine with either box. When I try to play WoW, on the GF box 78ms, nothing more nothing less. PF normal is 300-600 ms. this is with a vanilla install, and I have tried using port forwarding for the WOW server/ports doesn’t not matter if they are on or off.

    Also pfsense doesn’t grab the dhcpv6 info that the GF box does and this seem to be an issue that all GF users have.



  • for me pfsense lowered latency not increased it.

    Most consumer routers run of very weak atom type chips, whilst my units have more than 20X cpu power available over such units.

    I got no idea what went wrong for you, but I disagree its “pfsense to blame” as such, might be something that needs configuring to be fully compatible with your isp.



  • The only complaints I’ve seen regularly are about static ports with outbound NAT.


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    @johnpoz:

    “with pfsense 300-1500 ms lag.”

    If your seeing this sort of lag that you are blaming on pfsense you got something else wrong… Sorry but that is just not the case… There is nothing pfsense would be doing that would introduce such extra lag…

    Please show you work and setup that brings you to the conclusion that pfsense is the cause of your lag…

    Something as simple as http://www.azurespeed.com/ even… Lets see those numbers with and without pfsense.

    Sorry but I have seen post where ppl have had some bad lag on a pfsense box and install untangled on the same hardware and lost all the lag. Not saying its normal, just saying that is is possible. And I would try to remove pfsense as the variable in this case but unfortunately UT does have the ability to set the 802.11q bit to 3 and confirmed by one of their engineers who has submitted a feature request ticket.

    You can read the post above to see the hardware used in my pfsense box and removed as many of the variables as I could.

    Currently using the GFiber box and my in game latency is sitting at 78ms as it always is.

    First Pic is GF the 2nd Pic is PFsense

    Right after I switch the data feed from GF to PF I reload azurespeed and WOW, wow is now at 79ms, which is awesome.

    Shutting down the wow client and then restarting wow its jumped back up to 200+ms
    after about 5 minus is came back down to 100ms, this is not normal as I have raided for hrs and it never came down form 500+ ms lag.

    I can live with 100ms, my issue is I have seen it go as high as 2500ms and as low as 35ms (last night while raiding) with no real explanation.





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    @chrcoluk:

    for me pfsense lowered latency not increased it.

    Most consumer routers run of very weak atom type chips, whilst my units have more than 20X cpu power available over such units.

    I got no idea what went wrong for you, but I disagree its “pfsense to blame” as such, might be something that needs configuring to be fully compatible with your isp.

    I really can’t run a consumer router other then in bridged mode and then I might as well just have a switch and a wifi woth POE along with either the GFiber box or pfsense.


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    @Harvy66:

    Stop building castles in swamps, pfSense being the castle and the swamp being your hardware.

    I’m getting 0.008ms through pfSense. I let bittorrent run 24/7 and don’t have any issues with latency. Here’s my quality graph against 4.2.2.2

    Yeah i doubt my hardware is the swamp you can read the specs above. Are you using a beta version of PFsense cuz it shows my is the latest version:

    2.4.2-RELEASE-p1 (amd64)
    built on Tue Dec 12 13:45:26 CST 2017
    FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p6

    Can provide me the info to get those graph and chart I do not see them in the dashboard widgets.


  • Netgate

    If you have gateway monitoring on WAN (the default setting), the system is automatically keeping track of two pings per second in Status > Monitoring.

    From there select settings, change the left axis to Quality / WANGW (or the local equivalent).

    A good place to start with Options: 8 hours, Resolution: 1 minute.


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    @Derelict:

    If you have gateway monitoring on WAN (the default setting), the system is automatically keeping track of two pings per second in Status > Monitoring.

    From there select settings, change the left axis to Quality / WANGW (or the local equivalent).

    A good place to start with Options: 8 hours, Resolution: 1 minute.

    Thank you for the help on setting that up, also playing wow now to see if that could help capture any packet drops or issues 😄 ;D


  • Rebel Alliance

    I do not see any difference between your tests with your GF and pfsense…  And that azure test… Where are those 300-1500 numbers your talking about?


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    @johnpoz:

    I do not see any difference between your tests with your GF and pfsense…  And that azure test… Where are those 300-1500 numbers your talking about?

    In World of Warcraft. Like I said my normal day to day traffic is rock solid.

    ![Pfsense ping.jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/Pfsense ping.jpg)
    ![Pfsense ping.jpg_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/Pfsense ping.jpg_thumb)


  • Rebel Alliance

    And how exactly do you think pfsense can tell the difference between these packets… And slow down the wow ones?  PFM?  Because pfsense/netgate hate wow players? 😉


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    @johnpoz:

    And how exactly do you think pfsense can tell the difference between these packets… And slow down the wow ones?  PFM?  Because pfsense/netgate hate wow players? 😉

    Well its obvious they do, seriously …… Hence why it was a RANT, its doesn’t make sense. General networking would suggest that there were a a large % of dropped packets while gaming, which I have not seen. Maybe I did something wrong, but its is pretty much a vanilla install and the 3rd clean install, after trying port forwarding and traffic shaping.

    I did game a bit last nite and upon logging it it jumped to 300+ms lag. Leaving the game running I moved the cables to the GFiber box, relogged into wow of a few mins add lag was as always 78ms, then switched the cables back to pfsense and relogged and then they stayed at 78ms for the rest of the nite, thoughts?



  • @edseitzinger:

    @johnpoz:

    And how exactly do you think pfsense can tell the difference between these packets… And slow down the wow ones?  PFM?  Because pfsense/netgate hate wow players? 😉

    Well its obvious they do, seriously …… Hence why it was a RANT, its doesn’t make sense. General networking would suggest that there were a a large % of dropped packets while gaming, which I have not seen. Maybe I did something wrong, but its is pretty much a vanilla install and the 3rd clean install, after trying port forwarding and traffic shaping.

    I did game a bit last nite and upon logging it it jumped to 300+ms lag. Leaving the game running I moved the cables to the GFiber box, relogged into wow of a few mins add lag was as always 78ms, then switched the cables back to pfsense and relogged and then they stayed at 78ms for the rest of the nite, thoughts?

    My thoughts are its a compatibility issue, it might be a specific vlan id or something needs setting to get the right performance from the ISP.

    e.g.in the UK on openreach VDSL, there is multiple vlan’s used to classify traffic priority, some are only supposed to be used for IPTV customers and can have unpredictable results on other types of network usage, I expect your google supplied box is preconfigured correctly and you need to research and get the information to get it all setup right on pfsense.


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    @chrcoluk:

    @edseitzinger:

    @johnpoz:

    And how exactly do you think pfsense can tell the difference between these packets… And slow down the wow ones?  PFM?  Because pfsense/netgate hate wow players? 😉

    Well its obvious they do, seriously …… Hence why it was a RANT, its doesn’t make sense. General networking would suggest that there were a a large % of dropped packets while gaming, which I have not seen. Maybe I did something wrong, but its is pretty much a vanilla install and the 3rd clean install, after trying port forwarding and traffic shaping.

    I did game a bit last nite and upon logging it it jumped to 300+ms lag. Leaving the game running I moved the cables to the GFiber box, relogged into wow of a few mins add lag was as always 78ms, then switched the cables back to pfsense and relogged and then they stayed at 78ms for the rest of the nite, thoughts?

    My thoughts are its a compatibility issue, it might be a specific vlan id or something needs setting to get the right performance from the ISP.

    e.g.in the UK on openreach VDSL, there is multiple vlan’s used to classify traffic priority, some are only supposed to be used for IPTV customers and can have unpredictable results on other types of network usage, I expect your google supplied box is preconfigured correctly and you need to research and get the information to get it all setup right on pfsense.

    I’m not ruling that out, but I have done the research, this projects is a good 6-8 mos in planning and readin google, level1techs and pfsense forums. What I have gleened from the data is that WAN has to be configured  for VLAN 2 with the 802.11q bit priority set to 3, to get the internet traffic flowing and it does I hit my normal speed test at 900Mbps on all the major speed test sites so I know its configured for internet data, versus IPTV and VOIP.



  • other ideas (without commands sorry as I been up all night).best to try these step by step one at a time, and retest in each step.

    Disable energy efficient ethernet.
    Disable (at least temporarily checksum offloading on the NIC).
    Reduce network queues to 1, this to make sure no packet ordering issues causing problems or driver bugs.
    Disable TSO/RSO if enabled.
    Disable interrupt moderation on NIC if enabled.
    If powerd is enabled set to the performance mode or disable it.

    Its unlikely to be a widescale pfsense issue, there would be many complaints if it was, its either a bug that only kicks in a specific scenario which you hitting or a compatibility issue whether it be hardware or isp config.

    WOW has a known issue where if nagle is enabled (Delayed acks) it will show high lag because it uses tcp not udp for the game packets.  But pfsense as the router doesnt control nagle for client LAN devices, however just in case you can disable nagle on pfsense side via this shell command.

    ‘sysctl net.inet.tcp.delayed_ack=0’


  • Rebel Alliance

    What does http://us-looking-glass.battle.net/ show from realm your on to the your IP?

    Lets see a sniff of this problem.

    So put pfsense behind your GF device in a double nat… Do you have the problem then vs replacement and the vlan tagging your doing…

    Lets see your looking glass traces with your GF and Pfsense and then your untangle - the one thing that would be most likely changing would be your IP… Are you on the same netblock when you swap out devices… Your routing could be completely different based upon network your on with google…

    if your saying untangle does not have the problem - lets see sniff on untangle wan with it working good, and then sniff on pfsense wan with it bad…


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    @johnpoz:

    What does http://us-looking-glass.battle.net/ show from realm your on to the your IP?

    Lets see a sniff of this problem.

    So put pfsense behind your GF device in a double nat… Do you have the problem then vs replacement and the vlan tagging your doing…

    Lets see your looking glass traces with your GF and Pfsense and then your untangle - the one thing that would be most likely changing would be your IP… Are you on the same netblock when you swap out devices… Your routing could be completely different based upon network your on with google…

    if your saying untangle does not have the problem - lets see sniff on untangle wan with it working good, and then sniff on pfsense wan with it bad…

    I was going to try untangled but I can’t set the priority bit so had to bypass that set of testing….

    Here is the Looking Glass out put and it doesn’t look good…

    PING:
    PING MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP) 56(84) bytes of data.

    — MYEXTIP ping statistics —
    4 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 3001ms

    23/12/2017 15:25:10 UTC

    PING:
    PING MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP) 56(84) bytes of data.

    — MYEXTIP ping statistics —
    4 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 3002ms

    23/12/2017 15:25:10 UTC

    TRACEROUTE:
    traceroute to MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP), 15 hops max, 60 byte packets
    1  24.105.30.2 (24.105.30.2)  0.562 ms  1.036 ms  1.056 ms
    2  * * *
    3  137.221.66.2 (137.221.66.2)  1.382 ms  1.441 ms  1.505 ms
    4  137.221.68.66 (137.221.68.66)  1.315 ms  1.344 ms  1.387 ms
    5  137.221.68.32 (137.221.68.32)  0.838 ms  1.052 ms  1.066 ms
    6  * * *
    7  * * *
    8  * * *
    9  * * *
    10  * * *
    11  * * *
    12  * * *
    13  * * *
    14  * * *
    15  * * *

    23/12/2017 15:25:10 UTC

    TRACEROUTE:
    traceroute to MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP), 15 hops max, 60 byte packets
    1  24.105.30.2 (24.105.30.2)  1.408 ms  1.414 ms  1.429 ms
    2  * * *
    3  137.221.66.2 (137.221.66.2)  1.288 ms  1.345 ms  2.723 ms
    4  137.221.68.66 (137.221.68.66)  1.308 ms  1.331 ms  1.356 ms
    5  137.221.68.32 (137.221.68.32)  0.869 ms  0.906 ms  1.060 ms
    6  * * *
    7  * * *
    8  * * *
    9  * * *
    10  * * *
    11  * * *
    12  * * *
    13  * * *
    14  * * *
    15  * * *

    23/12/2017 15:25:10 UTC

    TRACEROUTE:
    traceroute to MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP), 15 hops max, 60 byte packets
    1  Blizzard (Blizzard)  0.739 ms  0.757 ms  0.803 ms
    2  * * *
    3  137.221.66.8 (137.221.66.8)  2.093 ms  2.147 ms  2.226 ms
    4  137.221.69.70 (137.221.69.70)  2.042 ms  2.064 ms  2.090 ms
    5  137.221.69.34 (137.221.69.34)  1.720 ms  1.810 ms  1.820 ms
    6  * * *
    7  * * *
    8  * * *
    192-119-18-202.mci.googlefiber.net (192.119.18.202)  31.579 ms  31.618 ms  31.682 ms
    10  192-119-18-184.mci.googlefiber.net (192.119.18.184)  32.038 ms  32.012 ms  32.041 ms
    11  ae7.ar02.mci102.googlefiber.net (192.119.17.69)  32.005 ms  31.962 ms  31.975 ms
    12  23-255-225-17.mci.googlefiber.net (23.255.225.17)  32.105 ms  32.099 ms  31.998 ms
    13  23-255-225-19.mci.googlefiber.net (23.255.225.19)  32.483 ms  32.531 ms  32.534 ms
    14  * * *
    15  * * *

    23/12/2017 15:25:15 UTC

    PING:
    PING MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP) 56(84) bytes of data.

    — MYEXTIP ping statistics —
    4 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 2998ms

    23/12/2017 15:25:16 UTC

    TRACEROUTE:
    traceroute to MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP), 15 hops max, 60 byte packets
    1  Blizzard (Blizzard)  0.953 ms  0.990 ms  1.068 ms
    2  * * *
    3  137.221.66.8 (137.221.66.8)  1.935 ms  2.028 ms  2.073 ms
    4  137.221.69.70 (137.221.69.70)  1.863 ms  1.971 ms  1.992 ms
    5  137.221.69.34 (137.221.69.34)  1.717 ms  1.729 ms  1.733 ms
    6  * * *
    7  * * *
    8  * * *
    192-119-18-202.mci.googlefiber.net (192.119.18.202)  31.793 ms  31.835 ms  31.935 ms
    10  192-119-18-184.mci.googlefiber.net (192.119.18.184)  33.210 ms  32.071 ms  32.099 ms
    11  ae7.ar02.mci102.googlefiber.net (192.119.17.69)  32.061 ms  31.990 ms  31.974 ms
    12  23-255-225-17.mci.googlefiber.net (23.255.225.17)  32.255 ms  32.265 ms  32.005 ms
    13  23-255-225-19.mci.googlefiber.net (23.255.225.19)  32.461 ms  32.673 ms  32.565 ms
    14  * * *
    15  * * *

    23/12/2017 15:25:20 UTC

    MTR:
    Start: Sat Dec 23 15:25:10 2017
    HOST: Blizzard Loss%  Snt  Last  Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
      1.|-- 24.105.30.2                0.0%    10    0.6  0.7  0.5  0.8  0.0
      2.|-- ???                        100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      3.|-- 137.221.66.2                0.0%    10    1.3  1.4  1.3  1.5  0.0
      4.|-- 137.221.68.66              0.0%    10    1.2  1.3  1.2  1.3  0.0
      5.|-- 137.221.68.32              0.0%    10    1.0  2.8  0.9  11.5  3.9
      6.|-- ???                        100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0

    23/12/2017 15:25:10 UTC

    MTR:
    Start: Sat Dec 23 15:25:10 2017
    HOST: Blizzard Loss%  Snt  Last  Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
      1.|-- 24.105.30.2                0.0%    10    0.6  0.7  0.5  1.3  0.0
      2.|-- ???                        100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      3.|-- 137.221.66.2                0.0%    10    1.4  1.3  1.2  1.4  0.0
      4.|-- 137.221.68.66              0.0%    10    1.1  1.3  1.1  1.4  0.0
      5.|-- 137.221.68.32              0.0%    10    1.0  4.5  1.0  35.6  10.9
      6.|-- ???                        100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0

    23/12/2017 15:25:10 UTC

    PING:
    PING MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP) 56(84) bytes of data.

    — MYEXTIP ping statistics —
    4 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 2999ms

    23/12/2017 15:25:21 UTC

    MTR:
    Start: Sat Dec 23 15:25:15 2017
    HOST: Blizzard        Loss%  Snt  Last  Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
      1.|-- Blizzard                      0.0%    10    2.4  2.7  0.5  7.9  2.8
      2.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      3.|-- 137.221.66.8                        0.0%    10    2.1  2.1  2.1  2.2  0.0
      4.|-- 137.221.69.70                      0.0%    10    2.0  2.6  1.9  7.2  1.5
      5.|-- 137.221.69.34                      0.0%    10  41.3  6.6  1.7  41.3  12.4
      6.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      7.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      8.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      9.|-- 192-119-18-202.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  31.5  31.6  31.5  31.7  0.0
    10.|-- 192-119-18-184.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  32.3  32.2  32.0  33.0  0.0
    11.|-- ae7.ar02.mci102.googlefiber.net    0.0%    10  32.0  32.1  32.0  32.1  0.0
    12.|-- 23-255-225-17.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  32.1  32.1  32.0  32.2  0.0
    13.|-- 23-255-225-19.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  32.6  32.5  32.5  32.6  0.0
    14.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0

    23/12/2017 15:25:15 UTC

    MTR:
    Start: Sat Dec 23 15:25:16 2017
    HOST: Blizzard        Loss%  Snt  Last  Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
      1.|-- Blizzard                      0.0%    10    0.8  0.6  0.6  0.8  0.0
      2.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      3.|-- 137.221.66.8                        0.0%    10    2.1  2.0  1.9  2.2  0.0
      4.|-- 137.221.69.70                      0.0%    10    1.9  2.6  1.9  7.5  1.7
      5.|-- 137.221.69.34                      0.0%    10    9.8  3.6  1.7  9.8  3.2
      6.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      7.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      8.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      9.|-- 192-119-18-202.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  31.6  31.9  31.5  33.5  0.6
    10.|-- 192-119-18-184.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  32.2  32.5  32.1  33.9  0.5
    11.|-- ae7.ar02.mci102.googlefiber.net    0.0%    10  32.1  32.1  32.0  32.2  0.0
    12.|-- 23-255-225-17.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  32.1  32.1  32.1  32.2  0.0
    13.|-- 23-255-225-19.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  32.5  32.5  32.5  32.5  0.0
    14.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0

    23/12/2017 15:25:16 UTC


  • Netgate

    So what is the perceived issue there?

    If you want your WAN port to respond to pings you have to enable a firewall rule on WAN passing ICMP source any dest WAN address.

    All unsolicited inbound traffic is blocked by default. Even pings.


  • Banned

    @Derelict:

    So what is the perceived issue there?

    If you want your WAN port to respond to pings you have to enable a firewall rule on WAN passing ICMP source any dest WAN address.

    All unsolicited inbound traffic is blocked by default. Even pings.

    Ok I had forgotten about that……

    Why do the first couple pings/tracert bottom out and the last few complete as normal???

    PING:
    PING MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP) 56(84) bytes of data.

    — MYEXTIP ping statistics —
    4 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 2999ms

    23/12/2017 20:06:53 UTC

    PING:
    PING MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP) 56(84) bytes of data.

    — MYEXTIP ping statistics —
    4 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 3000ms

    23/12/2017 20:06:53 UTC

    TRACEROUTE:
    traceroute to MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP), 15 hops max, 60 byte packets
    1  24.105.30.2 (24.105.30.2)  1.277 ms  1.879 ms  1.896 ms
    2  * * *
    3  137.221.66.2 (137.221.66.2)  1.372 ms  1.432 ms  1.502 ms
    4  137.221.68.66 (137.221.68.66)  1.236 ms  1.259 ms  1.288 ms
    5  137.221.68.32 (137.221.68.32)  0.955 ms  0.974 ms  0.978 ms
    6  * * *
    7  * * *
    8  * * *
    9  * * *
    10  * * *
    11  * * *
    12  * * *
    13  * * *
    14  * * *
    15  * * *

    23/12/2017 20:06:53 UTC

    TRACEROUTE:
    traceroute to MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP), 15 hops max, 60 byte packets
    1  24.105.30.2 (24.105.30.2)  1.390 ms  1.501 ms  1.520 ms
    2  * * *
    3  137.221.66.2 (137.221.66.2)  1.234 ms  1.299 ms  1.365 ms
    4  137.221.68.66 (137.221.68.66)  1.104 ms  1.200 ms  1.305 ms
    5  137.221.68.32 (137.221.68.32)  1.022 ms  1.049 ms  1.058 ms
    6  * * *
    7  * * *
    8  * * *
    9  * * *
    10  * * *
    11  * * *
    12  * * *
    13  * * *
    14  * * *
    15  * * *

    23/12/2017 20:06:53 UTC

    TRACEROUTE:
    traceroute to MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP), 15 hops max, 60 byte packets
    1  Blizzard (Blizzard)  0.535 ms  0.597 ms  0.706 ms
    2  * * *
    3  137.221.66.8 (137.221.66.8)  2.048 ms  2.163 ms  2.208 ms
    4  137.221.69.70 (137.221.69.70)  1.980 ms  2.014 ms  2.036 ms
    5  137.221.69.34 (137.221.69.34)  2.021 ms  2.028 ms  2.037 ms
    6  * * *
    7  * * *
    8  * * *
    192-119-18-202.mci.googlefiber.net (192.119.18.202)  31.584 ms  31.615 ms  31.620 ms
    10  192-119-18-186.mci.googlefiber.net (192.119.18.186)  32.917 ms  32.072 ms  32.102 ms
    11  ae7.ar02.mci102.googlefiber.net (192.119.17.69)  31.954 ms  31.887 ms  32.099 ms
    12  23-255-225-17.mci.googlefiber.net (23.255.225.17)  32.098 ms  32.108 ms  32.009 ms
    13  23-255-225-19.mci.googlefiber.net (23.255.225.19)  32.469 ms  32.482 ms  32.513 ms
    14  MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP)  33.482 ms  33.679 ms  33.665 ms

    23/12/2017 20:06:59 UTC

    PING:
    PING MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from MYEXTIP: icmp_seq=1 ttl=48 time=33.5 ms
    64 bytes from MYEXTIP: icmp_seq=2 ttl=48 time=33.6 ms
    64 bytes from MYEXTIP: icmp_seq=3 ttl=48 time=33.5 ms
    64 bytes from MYEXTIP: icmp_seq=4 ttl=48 time=33.6 ms

    — MYEXTIP ping statistics —
    4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3001ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 33.537/33.593/33.660/0.049 ms

    23/12/2017 20:06:59 UTC

    TRACEROUTE:
    traceroute to MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP), 15 hops max, 60 byte packets
    1  Blizzard (Blizzard)  0.746 ms  0.808 ms  0.930 ms
    2  * * *
    3  137.221.66.8 (137.221.66.8)  2.060 ms  2.141 ms  2.220 ms
    4  137.221.69.70 (137.221.69.70)  1.963 ms  1.989 ms  2.014 ms
    5  137.221.69.34 (137.221.69.34)  1.690 ms  2.297 ms  2.310 ms
    6  * * *
    7  * * *
    8  * * *
    192-119-18-202.mci.googlefiber.net (192.119.18.202)  31.505 ms  31.493 ms  31.482 ms
    10  192-119-18-186.mci.googlefiber.net (192.119.18.186)  32.280 ms  31.942 ms  31.965 ms
    11  ae7.ar02.mci102.googlefiber.net (192.119.17.69)  31.920 ms  31.906 ms  31.952 ms
    12  23-255-225-17.mci.googlefiber.net (23.255.225.17)  31.980 ms  31.952 ms  32.224 ms
    13  23-255-225-19.mci.googlefiber.net (23.255.225.19)  32.474 ms  32.494 ms  32.464 ms
    14  MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP)  33.655 ms  33.520 ms  33.520 ms

    23/12/2017 20:07:01 UTC

    PING:
    PING MYEXTIP (MYEXTIP) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from MYEXTIP: icmp_seq=1 ttl=48 time=33.5 ms
    64 bytes from MYEXTIP: icmp_seq=2 ttl=48 time=33.6 ms
    64 bytes from MYEXTIP: icmp_seq=3 ttl=48 time=33.5 ms
    64 bytes from MYEXTIP: icmp_seq=4 ttl=48 time=33.7 ms

    — MYEXTIP ping statistics —
    4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 2998ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 33.519/33.611/33.713/0.081 ms

    23/12/2017 20:07:03 UTC

    MTR:
    Start: Sat Dec 23 20:06:53 2017
    HOST: Blizzard Loss%  Snt  Last  Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
      1.|-- 24.105.30.2                0.0%    10  10.1  1.8  0.4  10.1  3.0
      2.|-- ???                        100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      3.|-- 137.221.66.2                0.0%    10    1.2  1.3  1.1  1.4  0.0
      4.|-- 137.221.68.66              0.0%    10    1.4  1.3  1.2  1.4  0.0
      5.|-- 137.221.68.32              0.0%    10    1.0  4.9  0.9  29.9  9.4
      6.|-- ???                        100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0

    23/12/2017 20:06:53 UTC

    MTR:
    Start: Sat Dec 23 20:06:53 2017
    HOST: Blizzard Loss%  Snt  Last  Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
      1.|-- 24.105.30.2                0.0%    10    0.8  0.8  0.5  1.8  0.0
      2.|-- ???                        100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      3.|-- 137.221.66.2                0.0%    10    1.1  1.3  1.1  1.4  0.0
      4.|-- 137.221.68.66              0.0%    10    1.4  1.6  1.2  4.1  0.7
      5.|-- 137.221.68.32              0.0%    10    1.0  1.4  0.9  5.4  1.3
      6.|-- ???                        100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0

    23/12/2017 20:06:53 UTC

    MTR:
    Start: Sat Dec 23 20:06:59 2017
    HOST: Blizzard        Loss%  Snt  Last  Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
      1.|-- Blizzard                      0.0%    10    0.5  0.6  0.4  0.8  0.0
      2.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      3.|-- 137.221.66.8                        0.0%    10    2.0  2.0  1.9  2.2  0.0
      4.|-- 137.221.69.70                      0.0%    10    2.0  1.9  1.9  2.1  0.0
      5.|-- 137.221.69.34                      0.0%    10    1.7  2.9  1.7  12.8  3.4
      6.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      7.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      8.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      9.|-- 192-119-18-202.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  31.6  31.6  31.5  31.7  0.0
    10.|-- 192-119-18-186.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  32.1  32.1  31.9  32.7  0.0
    11.|-- ae7.ar02.mci102.googlefiber.net    0.0%    10  32.0  32.0  31.9  32.3  0.0
    12.|-- 23-255-225-17.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  32.0  32.1  32.0  32.2  0.0
    13.|-- 23-255-225-19.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  32.4  32.5  32.4  32.5  0.0
    14.|-- MYEXTIP                        0.0%    10  33.7  33.6  33.0  33.8  0.0

    23/12/2017 20:06:58 UTC

    MTR:
    Start: Sat Dec 23 20:07:00 2017
    HOST: Blizzard        Loss%  Snt  Last  Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
      1.|-- Blizzard                      0.0%    10    0.5  0.6  0.4  0.7  0.0
      2.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      3.|-- 137.221.66.8                        0.0%    10    2.1  2.1  2.0  2.2  0.0
      4.|-- 137.221.69.70                      0.0%    10    2.0  2.0  1.9  2.2  0.0
      5.|-- 137.221.69.34                      0.0%    10    1.9  1.8  1.7  2.0  0.0
      6.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      7.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      8.|-- ???                                100.0    10    0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
      9.|-- 192-119-18-202.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  31.6  31.6  31.5  31.6  0.0
    10.|-- 192-119-18-186.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  32.0  32.1  32.0  32.3  0.0
    11.|-- ae7.ar02.mci102.googlefiber.net    0.0%    10  32.0  32.0  32.0  32.1  0.0
    12.|-- 23-255-225-17.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  32.1  32.1  32.0  32.7  0.0
    13.|-- 23-255-225-19.mci.googlefiber.net  0.0%    10  32.5  32.5  32.4  32.5  0.0
    14.|-- MYEXTIP                        0.0%    10  33.8  33.6  33.5  33.8  0.0

    23/12/2017 20:07:00 UTC


  • Netgate

    Because not every device will respond to traceroute.

    Probably more than you want to know about traceroute: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traceroute

    (I still don’t see any issues there.)


  • Rebel Alliance

    If you want pfsense to show up on a udp traceroute then you have to reject the UDP ports used….  But with Derelict here… Sure doesn’t look like any sort of problem…  30 something ms looks way lower than that 300-1500 you were stating…

    Where are you seeing these numbers… Post a screenshot of these numbers so user here that run wow can help you… I would be more than happy to fire up a trial to just test the latency numbers, etc.

    If I knew exactly how your seeing these numbers so I could try and duplicate them so we have apples to apples…  While not on google fiber… I wish I am using pfsense and have been for really since it came out… There is nothing that would cause such latency to be added… Pfsense can not tell packet from your game from packet to websites, or a video packet or a voip packet - they are all just packets that is allows or doesn’t allow, etc.  It sure doesn’t say you know what - let me hold these for 300ms to piss of the game player…

    Do a simple sniff on lan and wan at same time via tcpdump - check delay pfsense adds to the packets… its going to be in the micro seconds…

    Here did a simple ping to 8.8.8.8 from lan and sniff on lan and wan at same time… You can see when my ping hit pfsense lan at 46.907733 and when it left wan at 46.907822 or 89 micro seconds later… And then you see the answer come back to my host… .923618 or 15.885 ms later which my ping shows that first ping was 16ms…

    The return packet latency was only 0.000035 from the time it hit pfsense wan, to when it was sent out lan to client… that is 35 micro seconds…

    So let us see this sort of sniff with your game traffic going through pfsense and how much latency pfsense ads to this traffic…




  • I to was curious about forwarding latency. This is with NAT and HFSC+Codel

    timeout 5 tcpdump -i igb0 -n host 23.255.225.19
    timeout 5 tcpdump -i igb1 -n host 23.255.225.19

    igb1 12:13:22.078057 IP 192.168.1.2 > 23.255.225.19: ICMP echo request, id 33991, seq 1175, length 40
    igb0 12:13:22.078071 IP 192.168.101.2 > 23.255.225.19: ICMP echo request, id 25512, seq 1175, length 40 <– 14us

    igb0 12:13:22.121213 IP 23.255.225.19 > 192.168.101.2: ICMP echo reply, id 25512, seq 1175, length 40
    igb1 12:13:22.121226 IP 23.255.225.19 > 192.168.1.2: ICMP echo reply, id 33991, seq 1175, length 40 <-- 13us

    When pinging the LAN interface

    HFSC enabled with shaping to 150Mb, my standard
    12:38:49.415947 IP 192.168.1.2 > 192.168.1.1: ICMP echo request, id 27900, seq 18212, length 40
    12:38:49.415956 IP 192.168.1.1 > 192.168.1.2: ICMP echo reply, id 27900, seq 18212, length 40 <-- 9us
    12:38:49.415963 IP 192.168.1.2 > 192.168.1.1: ICMP echo request, id 27900, seq 18213, length 40
    12:38:49.415972 IP 192.168.1.1 > 192.168.1.2: ICMP echo reply, id 27900, seq 18213, length 40 <-- 9us
    12:38:49.416269 IP 192.168.1.2 > 192.168.1.1: ICMP echo request, id 27900, seq 18214, length 40
    12:38:49.416280 IP 192.168.1.1 > 192.168.1.2: ICMP echo reply, id 27900, seq 18214, length 40 <-- 11us
    12:38:49.416311 IP 192.168.1.2 > 192.168.1.1: ICMP echo request, id 27900, seq 18215, length 40
    12:38:49.416320 IP 192.168.1.1 > 192.168.1.2: ICMP echo reply, id 27900, seq 18215, length 40 <-- 9us
    12:38:49.416322 IP 192.168.1.2 > 192.168.1.1: ICMP echo request, id 27900, seq 18216, length 40
    12:38:49.416332 IP 192.168.1.1 > 192.168.1.2: ICMP echo reply, id 27900, seq 18216, length 40 <-- 10us
    12:38:49.416334 IP 192.168.1.2 > 192.168.1.1: ICMP echo request, id 27900, seq 18217, length 40
    12:38:49.416343 IP 192.168.1.1 > 192.168.1.2: ICMP echo reply, id 27900, seq 18217, length 40 <-- 9us
    12:38:49.416368 IP 192.168.1.2 > 192.168.1.1: ICMP echo request, id 27900, seq 18218, length 40

    No shaping enabled on LAN
    12:46:40.253820 IP 192.168.1.2 > 192.168.1.1: ICMP echo request, id 27897, seq 34858, length 40
    12:46:40.253827 IP 192.168.1.1 > 192.168.1.2: ICMP echo reply, id 27897, seq 34858, length 40 <-- 7us
    12:46:40.253844 IP 192.168.1.2 > 192.168.1.1: ICMP echo request, id 27897, seq 34859, length 40
    12:46:40.253851 IP 192.168.1.1 > 192.168.1.2: ICMP echo reply, id 27897, seq 34859, length 40 <-- 7us
    12:46:40.253852 IP 192.168.1.2 > 192.168.1.1: ICMP echo request, id 27897, seq 34860, length 40
    12:46:40.253859 IP 192.168.1.1 > 192.168.1.2: ICMP echo reply, id 27897, seq 34860, length 40 <-- 7us
    12:46:40.254158 IP 192.168.1.2 > 192.168.1.1: ICMP echo request, id 27897, seq 34861, length 40
    12:46:40.254165 IP 192.168.1.1 > 192.168.1.2: ICMP echo reply, id 27897, seq 34861, length 40 <-- 7us
    12:46:40.254170 IP 192.168.1.2 > 192.168.1.1: ICMP echo request, id 27897, seq 34862, length 40
    12:46:40.254177 IP 192.168.1.1 > 192.168.1.2: ICMP echo reply, id 27897, seq 34862, length 40 <-- 7us
    12:46:40.254182 IP 192.168.1.2 > 192.168.1.1: ICMP echo request, id 27897, seq 34863, length 40
    12:46:40.254189 IP 192.168.1.1 > 192.168.1.2: ICMP echo reply, id 27897, seq 34863, length 40 <-- 7us

    I should mention that my HP-1810-24G claims 2.3us forwarding latency, so this is within the range of my switch.

    P.S. Before you criticize my version number: Uptime 220 Days 16 Hours 11 Minutes 52 Seconds






  • PEBCAK?


  • Rebel Alliance

    Just waiting to see OP show us these 300+ms delay Pfsense is adding to the packets as it sends them on…


  • Banned

    @johnpoz:

    If you want pfsense to show up on a udp traceroute then you have to reject the UDP ports used….  But with Derelict here… Sure doesn’t look like any sort of problem…  30 something ms looks way lower than that 300-1500 you were stating…

    Where are you seeing these numbers… Post a screenshot of these numbers so user here that run wow can help you… I would be more than happy to fire up a trial to just test the latency numbers, etc.

    If I knew exactly how your seeing these numbers so I could try and duplicate them so we have apples to apples…  While not on google fiber… I wish I am using pfsense and have been for really since it came out… There is nothing that would cause such latency to be added… Pfsense can not tell packet from your game from packet to websites, or a video packet or a voip packet - they are all just packets that is allows or doesn’t allow, etc.  It sure doesn’t say you know what - let me hold these for 300ms to piss of the game player…

    Do a simple sniff on lan and wan at same time via tcpdump - check delay pfsense adds to the packets… its going to be in the micro seconds…

    Here did a simple ping to 8.8.8.8 from lan and sniff on lan and wan at same time… You can see when my ping hit pfsense lan at 46.907733 and when it left wan at 46.907822 or 89 micro seconds later… And then you see the answer come back to my host… .923618 or 15.885 ms later which my ping shows that first ping was 16ms…

    The return packet latency was only 0.000035 from the time it hit pfsense wan, to when it was sent out lan to client… that is 35 micro seconds…

    So let us see this sort of sniff with your game traffic going through pfsense and how much latency pfsense ads to this traffic…

    And this might be an issue with Gfiber that you might not see, but the Latency I see is in World Of Warcraft…… https://us.battle.net/account/download/ I know you can play for free up to like level 20 but there is an in game latency tracker (ie network status) and for the record currently I’m sitting at 78 ms and I am good with that, but It may change over night for no particular reason.


  • Banned

    Pinging 8.8.8.8 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=55
    Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=55
    Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=55
    Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=55

    Ping statistics for 8.8.8.8:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 12ms, Maximum = 13ms, Average = 12ms

    [2.4.2-RELEASE][root@AMDRouter.localdomain]/root: tcpdump -i igb1 -n host 8.8.8.8
    16:22:38.256111 IP 192.168.1.121 > 8.8.8.8: ICMP echo request, id 1, seq 655, length 40
    16:22:38.268953 IP 8.8.8.8 > 192.168.1.121: ICMP echo reply, id 1, seq 655, length 40
    16:22:39.257887 IP 192.168.1.121 > 8.8.8.8: ICMP echo request, id 1, seq 656, length 40
    16:22:39.270690 IP 8.8.8.8 > 192.168.1.121: ICMP echo reply, id 1, seq 656, length 40
    16:22:40.259797 IP 192.168.1.121 > 8.8.8.8: ICMP echo request, id 1, seq 657, length 40
    16:22:40.272697 IP 8.8.8.8 > 192.168.1.121: ICMP echo reply, id 1, seq 657, length 40
    16:22:41.261709 IP 192.168.1.121 > 8.8.8.8: ICMP echo request, id 1, seq 658, length 40
    16:22:41.274687 IP 8.8.8.8 > 192.168.1.121: ICMP echo reply, id 1, seq 658, length 40

    [2.4.2-RELEASE][root@AMDRouter.localdomain]/root: tcpdump -i igb0.2 -n host 8.8.8.8
    tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode
    listening on igb0.2, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 262144 bytes
    16:25:37.069105 IP 136.56.55.36 > 8.8.8.8: ICMP echo request, id 54453, seq 668, length 64
    16:25:37.069432 IP 136.56.55.36 > 8.8.8.8: ICMP echo request, id 15638, seq 600, length 64
    16:25:37.081751 IP 8.8.8.8 > 136.56.55.36: ICMP echo reply, id 54453, seq 668, length 64
    16:25:37.081807 IP 8.8.8.8 > 136.56.55.36: ICMP echo reply, id 15638, seq 600, length 64
    16:25:38.070788 IP 136.56.55.36 > 8.8.8.8: ICMP echo request, id 54453, seq 669, length 64
    16:25:38.070805 IP 136.56.55.36 > 8.8.8.8: ICMP echo request, id 15638, seq 601, length 64
    16:25:38.083629 IP 8.8.8.8 > 136.56.55.36: ICMP echo reply, id 54453, seq 669, length 64
    16:25:38.083710 IP 8.8.8.8 > 136.56.55.36: ICMP echo reply, id 15638, seq 601, length 64
    16:25:39.079806 IP 136.56.55.36 > 8.8.8.8: ICMP echo request, id 15638, seq 602, length 64
    16:25:39.087694 IP 136.56.55.36 > 8.8.8.8: ICMP echo request, id 54453, seq 670, length 64
    16:25:39.092626 IP 8.8.8.8 > 136.56.55.36: ICMP echo reply, id 15638, seq 602, length 64
    16:25:39.100392 IP 8.8.8.8 > 136.56.55.36: ICMP echo reply, id 54453, seq 670, length 64
    16:25:40.094898 IP 136.56.55.36 > 8.8.8.8: ICMP echo request, id 15638, seq 603, length 64
    16:25:40.103248 IP 136.56.55.36 > 8.8.8.8: ICMP echo request, id 54453, seq 671, length 64
    16:25:40.107628 IP 8.8.8.8 > 136.56.55.36: ICMP echo reply, id 15638, seq 603, length 64
    16:25:40.116073 IP 8.8.8.8 > 136.56.55.36: ICMP echo reply, id 54453, seq 671, length 64


  • Netgate

    And?


  • Banned

    Now I did some more lloking and some people are putting an Ubiquiti Edge router off the fiber jack then using a switch behind that and here is a bit of code you have to update the POE version with to work with GFiber.

    https://github.com/stevejenkins/UBNT-EdgeRouter-Example-Configs/blob/master/Google-Fiber/config.boot.poe

    I did look through the code and while I can read it and it is logical in that it has rules being set up for the various ports, not sure I would be able to translate it into pfsense.


  • Banned

    @Derelict:

    And?

    And there in lies the the issue, I know all the network traffic looks normal, I get it. And currently in games and my latency is sitting at 78 ms which is right where is should be. This is the maddening part. Hence why this started out as a RANT, I needed to scream into the ether and figure why this was happening.


  • Netgate

    https://flyovercountry.org/2014/02/google-fiber-gigabit-speeds-your-router-part-1-vlans/

    Looks like those guys have done most of your research for you.

    pfSense can NOT set DSCP bits. It can only match on them. You will likely need to do that in a switch between your fiber and the WAN interface as outlined in that blog.

    Your RANT against pfSense is misplaced.

    ETA:

    You might be able to get closer tagging VLAN 2 with VLAN Priority 3 set. https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=71806.msg619859#msg619859


  • Banned

    @Derelict:

    https://flyovercountry.org/2014/02/google-fiber-gigabit-speeds-your-router-part-1-vlans/

    Looks like those guys have done most of your research for you.

    pfSense can NOT set DSCP bits. It can only match on them. You will likely need to do that in a switch between your fiber and the WAN interface as outlined in that blog.

    Your RANT against pfSense is misplaced.

    ETA:

    You might be able to get closer tagging VLAN 2 with VLAN Priority 3 set. https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=71806.msg619859#msg619859

    Which btw is exactly how I have it set up. I might be a pfsense newb,  just not networking technology hardware know just a little bit what i’m talking about newb. Which is why I had explained before that my speed test were normal, sinse with out the VLAN 2 and the VLAN 802.1p bit set to 3, i would get exactly ZILCH.

    RANT still firmly in place.


  • Netgate

    Must be you. And your RANT would be better directed at google fiber - you know, the entity you are actually PAYING - for demanding you use their device with zero documentation regarding using others.

    Merry Christmas.


  • Rebel Alliance

    So are you saying you don’t have the switch in front of pfsense like the article Derelict linked to setting the dscp?



  • Merry Christmas!

    First, some of this is over my head… but…

    Please don’t forget - did OP ever provide the sniff of where pfSense injects the additional 300ms packets as requested by Johnpoz (post #27)?  Why not?

    Derelict IMHO is correct, you need to direct your RANT elsewhere and away form pfSense.  You won’t as you think it’s a pfSense issue.  It’s not.  What about the “other firewall/router x64 solutions”, did you RANT at them like you have at pfSense?  So far you’ve indicated the issues are with GFiber and/or the switch you currently have in place.

    OP - I think it could have greatly help everyone trying to help you if you indicated your setting of DSCP bits in your original post rather than waiting until post #34.  Why now vs the very beginning?

    If you want to rant/bitch/complain/whatever, great, but do it with all facts presented vs presenting half facts (waiting until #34 to state DSCP setting).

    If you want to flame me - do it, I don’t care and won’t care for the following reasons:

    1. Until you honor Johnpoz’s request for info requested in post 27 request. If you ever do.
    2. You are now a moving target.  The people trying to help you make request, maybe you provide info, maybe not.  The when VERY convenient to you, you inform everyone this is how I have it set up - post #34.  Where was that detail prior?
    3. Did you get on ALL the other boards for the “other firewall/router x64 solutions” (post #1) indicating your RANT with them for the same reasons you gave about pfSense?  Again, where was that ever mentioned?
    4. Most of my questions are rhetorical as if you truly wanted to help yourself you would have provided info to get to a resolution rather than wait to cherry pick responses or provide (additional) info.
    5. Accept the blame yourself as it falls squarely on your shoulders.

    Personally, I can’t take you seriously until ALL the information requested of you IS provided by you.  Now just to be sure, don’t forget to add the part about - no need now as you have resolved the problem OR how you believe pfSense just doesn’t measure up blah blah blah, as now it’s convenient time to do so.


  • Rebel Alliance

    He seem to attempt to show the latency of pfsense pinging 8.8.8.8 but he did not run the sniffs at the same time, and it seems he has something else pinging 8.8.8.8 as well… But his sniffs the time nor the seq numbers clearly show they were not sniffed at the same time… So from those its not even possible to calc what latency is being added by pfsense for the routing and natting and evaluation of the firewall rules.


  • Banned

    @Derelict:

    Must be you. And your RANT would be better directed at google fiber - you know, the entity you are actually PAYING - for demanding you use their device with zero documentation regarding using others.

    Merry Christmas.

    Never ever did I say I might not be them, I just hadn’t gotten to calling local cable company and signing up for a month and remove that possible variable.

    Merry Christmas


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