Not so much a question, but a Thank You!
Joe Friday last edited by Joe Friday
I've been running pfSense (with common packages such as pfBlockerNG, Squid, Snort, etc.) for about a year now, and it's been nothing but rock solid! I've had a few minor problems but they have been easily fixed with the help of this forum. A big one for me was letting Snort run a proper amount of time before turning blocking on. I had to resist all urges to do it prematurely, but after reading many suggestions on the forum, I waited. I wanted to say thank you for the forum and for the ability to run pfSense free of charge. I did purchase the Gold subscription anyway as a way of showing thanks.
I guess if I did have a question, it would be is there a rule of thumb on restarting pfsense? Example, my up time is currently 85 days, 13 hours (after installing 2.4.3-p1). I did Google this question, and found excellent suggestions from johnpoz, but they were 2 years old. He said basically that the only time he reboots is when there is a new version update, update to core host software, or when his UPS has run out. Is this still valid? Luckily I have not run out of UPS when the power fails! (knock on wood)
Reboot when you update. Mine is uptime 83 Days 06 Hours 16 Minutes 06 Seconds. That's when 2.4.3-p1 was released.
If you need to shut it down for some other reason, halt it first with Diagnostics > Halt System before you pull the power.
Thanks for the kind words.
jahonix last edited by
^ I second what Derelict said about reboots.
And it's great to hear someone just post a "Thank you"! Developers, Support and Admins will surely appreciate it (e.g. all of the Netgate staff probably).