Pfsense Machine Keep Rebooting


  • Dear All,
    My pfsense machine keep rebooting and I suspect it been hack. Anyone have idea how to find the fingerprint or prevent the rebooting happen? Is it ddos attack or remote command?
    I did not enable sshd.

    Please help. A billion thanks for your help.


  • @peter_apiit said in Pfsense Machine Keep Rebooting:

    My pfsense machine keep rebooting and I suspect it been hack.

    Hi,

    This is unthinkable, do not worry. 😉

    -Think about it, if you were hacked, they are not intended to restart your firewall, their goal is to keep you running...

    -I don't think at home you would be a DDoS target unless you have something server behind NGFW.

    So test your hardware first (my bet is this) and then the full pfSense installation to see if there is any problem with these...

    if the box is constantly running, you can see what happened from the log files...
    if not then the HW problem is clear!


  • Added to that : look at the console if you have a keyboard/VGA. If not, hook up the console cable, and have a look at the boot process.
    You'll see what happens, and thus what to do.


  • Also try to run a filesystem check by booting into single user mode and running fsck -y /
    (as described by netgate in this video)


  • Thanks for the reply.