PfSense freezes when touching VLANs
issac last edited by
Apologies if I chose the wrong forum for this - I have several pfSense boxes running 1.2.3-CDROM with USB storage on IBM x335 (and family) servers. Every time I touch the VLAN configurations (adding/changing/deleting a VLAN or adding a new OPT interface tied to a VLAN) in the webconfiguration via an OpenVPN connection, I lose access to the webconfig + SSH interfaces (over the VPN - I can't leave the WAN open all the time) until I do a physical reboot. There are 2 physical NICs - a WAN NIC with or without VLANs (I have both setups which get this issue) and a LAN NIC with only VLAN tagged traffic (nothing on VLAN 1 in case that's a significant detail)
The firewall seems to keep working - I can connect to the OpenVPN, packets go through the FW, everything else seems normal (though recently one [or more - but not ALL] of the site-to-site IPSec links I have seemed to stop until after the reboot); I just can't get to the configuration.
Has anyone experienced something similar, or do any more experienced people have any sort of hunch on what might be causing this?
cmb last edited by
Does the VPN continue to work at all? When you mess with VLANs and/or interface assignments in 1.2.3 it goes through and reconfigures the interfaces which causes a hiccup in connectivity for a few seconds (it's much less invasive in 2.0), but I've never seen that cause any problems aside from having to wait a few seconds.