Can't delete gateway because it's in use...but it doesn't exist!
I had an interface defined for which I defined a gateway and that gateway was used in a couple of gateway groups. That interface was deleted because it didn't exist any more.
I can't delete the gateway for the deleted interface because "it is in use in a gateway group." However, it does not appear in the definition of the gateway group.
How do I get rid of this rogue, ghost gateway?
Download a backup of
config.xmlfrom Diagnostics > Backup & Restore and check for reference(s) to the gateway name it's complaining about. There must be something in there that it's flagging.
OK, I found 11 references to the undefined interface in the config.xml file. Some of the references are for the gateway I can't delete.
Can I just remove all references to the interface in the config.xml file and reload the config.xml file? I can probably figure out how to do that, but I might make a mistake. Can I screw up the pfSense router to the point that I can't recover and reload the original file?
I tried to post config.xml changes I would make, but the Website says the posting was SPAM and rejected it!
tim.mcmanus last edited by
Recreate the Interface and add the gateway. Then go through the process of removing the gateway. I ran into the same issue, but I had disabled the interface instead of deleting it. Just go back and add it, and then go through the process of deleting the gateway.
Thanks! That worked.