Inactive interfaces until lan ping

  • Hello,
    I'm new to PFSense; I just installed 1.2.3 version.
    So far it's all ok (I'm impressed!), but I noticed that it seems interfaces are not active until I do a ping from the console to a lan address.
    After this ping, suddenly all the interfaces (so far I have 1 lan 2 wan and 1 opt) start to work.
    Is it a configuration mistake or a known problem?
    Thank you.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    That is not normal, but it isn't a common problem either. I'm not sure I've heard of that happening before.

    Can you provide more information about your setup? (hardware/network cards being used, firewall rules, etc)

  • weird for sure that pinging a host on one interface "fixes" all of them :(  that said, i have seen situations where due to some switch issues, the switch would not forward traffic to a port until it added that mac address to its learning table, which would happen if you pinged an IP, which would cause an ARP to be sent (a broadcast packet).

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