Error message in System log



  • I have several vlans set up on my pfSense box and I have set up numerous static ip addresses on each vlan (my wireless network having the most).

    When I want a new device to connect and I do not know it's mac address, I disable the checkbox Deny unknown clients and allow the device to connect to the vlan and add its mac address and ip under the static mappings for the interface. Then I go and re-enable the check box for Deny unknown clients

    The issue I am facing is when I do the above I get the below error in System logs:

    /services_dhcp_edit.php: The command '/usr/sbin/arp -d '*ip address of network*'' returned exit code '1', the output was 'arp: writing to routing socket: No such file or directory' 
    

    What does this mean and have I configured something incorrectly?

    Not sure if this is the correct sub-forum to be posting this in, however I have no idea what this error message is relating to. I have tried searching Google but have hit a wall

    Any help would be very much appreciated :)


  • LAYER 8

    ip address of network ? is it a public ip? there is no reason to hide a private address
    anyway

    Ignore it as it's harmless.
    it's basically saying "I can't remove that address from the ARP table because it isn't in the ARP table".



  • @kiokoman said in Error message in System log:

    ip address of network ? is it a public ip? there is no reason to hide a private address
    anyway

    Ignore it as it's harmless.
    it's basically saying "I can't remove that address from the ARP table because it isn't in the ARP table".

    It’s a private ip address, was just being careful

    If the error message means nothing bad I can live with seeing it in the logs


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