Stop interface reassignment on reboot
Guys, I am playing around with a second USB LAN interface.
If I delete the second (ue1) interface, remove it and reboot, the interface reassignment mode ALWAYS comes up, even though it was working fine pre-reboot as above.
If i plug back in the USB adapter even though there is no interface assigned it boots successfully and previous interfaces are correct.
So if I want a stable working system I cannot remove this not-in-use USB adapter.
It seems really dumb behavior. It may be something to do with how USB is recognized, any ideas?
You will only hit that if ue1 is still referenced somewhere in the config. Check the config file directly /conf/config.xml.
Hey Steve, you would think so right...
there is no mention at all of ue1
I have deleted it from the gui and its not in conf...
When I boot, the ue0 is not seen UNLESS ue1 is plugged in... regardless of which usb port
So its perhaps not a pfsense issue but an underlying usb driver issue... I may just say stuff it and leave the $20 adapter in there...
It would be much easier if the was an option to boot fully regardless of interfaces - better than a broken system
Hmm, well that's an interesting issue. That seems like a hardware or maybe bios bug. But you will need ue0 to be present since it's LAN so...
The purpose of that check is to prevent it booting to a broken system. If the ruleset contains references to interfaces that are not present you are in an unknown siotuation. From a security view point it's better to not pass anything.
You can add ue to the list of interfaces not to check but I would not recommend it.
That seems like a hardware or maybe bios bug
its a old Atom 64bit system but was going fine till this ue1 took over
The purpose of that check is to prevent it booting to a broken system.
yeh yo're right in this case ue0 often wasnt loading at all so no point continuing