Bridge problem pfs 1.2.2



  • After to many restarts (post http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,13361.0.html) I have decided to move form 1.2 to 1.2.2. It was easy. Reinstalling system, adding config.xml adn all was up in hour time. I even moved old rrd files to new setup. But there is always something to spoil my joy.

    Bridge refuses no to work. No traffic is going trough. WAN - DMZ bridge is dead as dodo bird. WAN is em2 DMZ is VLAN on em0. There is only one difference, pfS now recognizes em2 which was not recognized  before (actually em2 is now what was em1 before).

    Where to look?

    Sasa



  • VLAN bridging in 1.2.2 was broken with the bridging rewrite bug fix that fixed several other problems. It's fixed in the 1.2.3 snapshots.



  • @cmb:

    VLAN bridging in 1.2.2 was broken with the bridging rewrite bug fix that fixed several other problems. It's fixed in the 1.2.3 snapshots.

    This is production firewall. Can I safely use 1.2.3? Is it going 1.2.1 better or could I say safer way for now? 1.2 gave me big problems on this platform (Intel® Server Platform SR1530HCLR with added 1 Intel eth card + 2 GB RAM).

    Sasa



  • As stated in http://blog.pfsense.org/?p=364 1.2.3 isn't ready for production environment. 1.2.2 is one you should use http://blog.pfsense.org/?p=351



  • @Perry:

    As stated in http://blog.pfsense.org/?p=364 1.2.3 isn't ready for production environment. 1.2.2 is one you should use http://blog.pfsense.org/?p=351

    Hi Perry!
    I know that but working bridge is essential to this setup and one in 1.2.2 is broken as cmb stated so ???
    There is slim chance to go back to 1.2 having in mind this restart problem.

    Sasa



  • You can change the following.
    @http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic:

    The quick hack:
    /usr/local/www/interfaces_opt.php (you can open it and paste from Diagnostics -> Edit file)
    find
    $bridgecmd .= " addm $bridgeif stp $bridgeif ";
    and change it to
    $bridgecmd .= " addm $bridgeif ";
    save and reboot



  • @Perry:

    You can change the following.
    @http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic:

    The quick hack:
    /usr/local/www/interfaces_opt.php (you can open it and paste from Diagnostics -> Edit file)
    find
    $bridgecmd .= " addm $bridgeif stp $bridgeif ";
    and change it to
    $bridgecmd .= " addm $bridgeif ";
    save and reboot

    Ok. I will try your solution. It will be life sever if bridge come to life again.

    vi and command line is my preferred way ;-))

    TNX

    Sasa



  • Can I modify interfaces.inc like this (from twitter) to get results?

    $bridgecmd = "/sbin/ifconfig bridge{$x} ";
    1627 1627 $lowestmtu = "1500";
    1628 1628 $wirelessbridge = false;
    1629 // iterate through and see if any of the involved interfaces are wireless
    1629 $vlanbridge = false;
    1630 // iterate through and see if any of the involved interfaces are wireless or VLANs
    1630 1631 foreach ($bridgearray[$x] as $bridgeif) {
    1631 1632 $friendlyifname = convert_real_interface_to_friendly_interface_name($bridgeif);
    1632 1633 if(is_interface_wireless($friendlyifname))
    1633 1634 $wirelessbridge = true;
    1635 if(substr($bridgeif,0,4) == "vlan")
    1636 $vlanbridge = true;
    1634 1637 }
    1638
    1635 1639 foreach ($bridgearray[$x] as $bridgeif) {
    1636 1640 // iterate through all the interfaces in this bridge
    1637 1641 // append to the bridgecmd for this interface
    1638 1642 // only use STP if no wireless interfaces are involved
    1639 1643 if($wirelessbridge)
    1644 $bridgecmd .= " addm $bridgeif ";
    1645 elseif (substr($bridgeif,0,4) == "vlan")
    1640 1646 $bridgecmd .= " addm $bridgeif ";
    1641 1647 else
    1642 1648 $bridgecmd .= " addm $bridgeif stp $bridgeif ";



  • @Perry:

    You can change the following.
    @http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic:

    The quick hack:
    /usr/local/www/interfaces_opt.php (you can open it and paste from Diagnostics -> Edit file)
    find
    $bridgecmd .= " addm $bridgeif stp $bridgeif ";
    and change it to
    $bridgecmd .= " addm $bridgeif ";
    save and reboot

    I have search inside this file but there is no line with bridgecmd or stp inside.



  • That's in /etc/inc/interfaces.inc

    It should be fine to use 1.2.3 in production, but given the switch of FreeBSD versions, there is more risk.



  • @cmb:

    That's in /etc/inc/interfaces.inc

    It should be fine to use 1.2.3 in production, but given the switch of FreeBSD versions, there is more risk.

    Yes, I can see that from code posted on Tweeter.
    If I change that part of code manually would bi that to wise. I am not in position to reinstall pfS for next
    few day's.

    Sasa



  • You can change it manually, that will work fine. Or on 1.2.2 you can just take out stp in the bridgecmd.



  • @cmb:

    You can change it manually, that will work fine. Or on 1.2.2 you can just take out stp in the bridgecmd.

    TNX! I will try that.



  • Problem solved by applying patch from GIT. If someone need this patch to, I can send patched file by e-mail.
    TNX to cmb and perry for help.

    Sasa


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