Idle connections do not expire
I have a simple 2 interface setup of pfSense 1.0. The problem is that the idle connection do not expire. I have set the firewall optimization to aggressive and still no luck. After using Bittorrent there are always 200-400 active states even if the bittorrent client is closed for several days. If the router is over week up there are over 1000 connections (all are ESTABLISHED:ESTABLISHED). Even unplugging the LAN cable does not help.
Is there anything else I can do except resetting the states manually?
Oh sorry 1.0.1 is out, I will try that.
At your firewallrules check out the advanced setings that are hiding behind some "advanced" buttons. You can set timeouts for each rule individually. Try using some lower values there.
Thanks that worked for me.
I modified the bittorrent rule and set state timeout to 120 seconds and state type to modulate state.