Mark gateway as down doesn't seem to work
I've installed two pfSense routers behind two Fritz!Box routers in a HA configuration - one serving an SVDSL connection, the other one serving a Cable connection.
So far everything is working as expected for at least two years now.
Starting in July my Cable provider got problems - since then the connection shows packet loss up to 100% for a few minutes repeatedly. In fact the connection got unusable.
So I decided to mark that gateway as down, expecting that pfSense would ignore it.
I tested this behaviour when I implemented this infrastructure in the beginning and as far as I remember it worked as expected.
But actually pfSense isn't ignoring the connection. Despite this setting pfSense is removing the gateway from the gateway group as soon as the defined threshold has been reached and adds it back afterwards.
This leads to hanging or interrupted client connections - obviously while pfSense is running the rc scripts for the respective gateway actions.
Am I misunderstanding the "Mark Gateway as down" setting?
Is something wrong with my setup?
Or is this a problem in the actual version of pfSense (2.4.5-RELEASE-p1).
Thx and bye.
"Flush all states when a gateway goes down" has to be off, otherwise states are killed even when a gateway reaches the high watermark, that has been set to down.