Why does smoothie work but pfsense, monowall,clark, etc not?
I've been using smoothwall for years but wanted to try out others..
I see openVPN in pfsense so I am motivated to get it to work…
For some strange reason, my PPP half bridged dsl modem will only work reliably with smoothwall.
In smoothwall I saw this:
DHCPSID=10.0.0.2 <== that is the dsl routers lan side ip address
CLASSID='Linux 2.4.29 i686'
And all works smoothly for years (pardon the pun).
In pfsense, the logfile shows an IP renewal every 30 seconds and on the console I see the phrase "terminated" about that often or even more.
dhclient: bound to x.y.z.a == renewal in 30 seconds
Why would it be renewed so often and does that explain why my web browsing experince is very very hit or miss?
I can browse the web for a bit with normal activity and then I will get several 'page not found' and then back to normal.
I have similiar experiences with other new software routers.
All very weird. anyone have any thoughts?
Thanks in advance
pfSense requires atleast 128 megabytes of ram.
Fair enough, I should have posted my config, 'my bad'
PII 266 Dell optiplex with 256meg ram
No rocket but I thought it should do the job.
Remember, I am running from liveCD (great idea by the way!!)
The issue being that we cannot process dhcp reconfigurations that fast.
At least not every 30 seconds. Try to up the lease time to at least 5 minutes in the dsl modem.
That way it should behave a bit better.