Should the install be slow on a P3/600



  • I am considering changing to pfsense from ipcop.org. I have an old compaq P3/600 similar to what I use for ipcop.org. I decided to try to first install pfsense on my regular network prior to putting it in place as my current firewall. However, after I got it running on the LAN, browsing to the pfsense web interface is unbearably slow (I'm talking minutes to get my info back to the browser…). I double checked the hardware, it seems OK.

    My sense it's because something is not configured right yet (given I'm only plugged in with one network cable yet, I did expect the 'watchdog messages' on the console), but other than that, I have no clue what to expect. Anything I can look at in logs or some such? Couldn't find much in the documentation, but perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.



  • My experience,You must have better hardware.The most important:enough ram.

    I'm using a pc with celeron 1.1g cpu and 512m ram,works good.



  • Suggestion:

    ssh into the pfSense box, login and post the output of the shell commands

    vmstat -i

    ps ax

    pciconf -l

    and tell us the version of pfSense you are using and the amount of RAM in the system.


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