Fix for: pfblockerng_alerts - Allowed memory size exhausted

  • Hello,
        Not sure if anyone else received this error, but I encountered the following:
    PHP ERROR: Type: 1, File: /usr/local/www/pfblockerng/pfblockerng_alerts.php, Line: 635, Message: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 72 bytes) @ 2018-04-12 21:37:14

    It took me about 2 hours to figure out to fix this.  I felt I should post this here in case someone else encounters it:

    Warning: the below advice assumes your router has 768M of free memory
    Using Diagnostics -Edit File:

    in file /usr/local/pkg/pfblockerng/
    add ini_set('memory_limit', '768M');
    after pfb_global();
    so it looks like this:

    ini_set('memory_limit', '768M');
    // DNSBL Lighttpd HTTPS Daemon (Scans Lighttpd dnsbl_error.log for requested https domain names)

    in file /etc/rc.php_ini_setup
    update suhosin.memory_limit
    to be suhosin.memory_limit = 805306368

    in file /usr/local/etc/php.ini
    update suhosin.memory_limit
    to be suhosin.memory_limit = 805306368

    Part of the reason I posted this here was I managed more then one pfsense router, and I have a feeling this is going to pop up again for me

    the pfsense router in question was not using the geo-ip feature at all

    inspired by:
    inspired by:
    ( I found I had to merge the advice from both of those posts to generate a working solution )
    ( the inspired posts refer to a similar but slightly different error where pfblockerng breaks, rather then my error which was just with the alerts )