Very slow connection, once rebooted everything was fine

  • Hi,

    I have been using pfsense for few months and never had any issue with it. I'm actually using in my data center (about 200 users).

    Yesterday, everything slowed down (connection), of course fist I called my ISP, we got a fiber connection, after 30 min of troubleshooting, they found nothing…

    I couldn't even use the WebGUI, it would take for ever to load, so I SSHed to a box on side and managed to use "lynx" to use the WebGUI.. verified the CPU (2%), SWAP (0%), RAM (7%)... nothing was overloaded....

    So I decided to reboot the pfsense box, then minute the box was up everything was back to normal...

    How can I look to see what the problem was? I looked at the logs, it shows nothing... everything looks totally fine...
    Does this happened to anyone? and what is the best way to fix this?

    Please help


  • A lot more information is needed here.  What packages do you have installed?  How many firewall states did you have in use?  More info please.

  • I haven't installed any packages… if you mean State table size, then about 1450/10000

    Firewall: NAT: 1:1    15 IPs

    Firewall: Rules        205 Rules, 99% TCP rules for specific ports

    No other services running... no SSH, no load balancing, no VPN, no DHCP. no SNMP..basically nothing...

    eth0: LAN
    eth1: WAN Static IP

    let me know if you need more info please

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