Inactive interfaces until lan ping
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?
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).