ALARM: ***delay*** in log

  • Hi Everyone,

    I've seen these pair of messages in system.log 3 times in the last 16 hours:

    pfsense1 apinger: ALARM: WAN(xx.xx.xx.xx)  *** delay ***
    pfsense1 apinger: alarm canceled: WAN(xx.xx.xx.xx)  *** delay ***

    WAN is a PPPoE connection and xx.xx.xx.xx is my ISP's default gateway. The "alarm canceled" message always appears 7 seconds after the "ALARM" message.

    Is this anything to worry about? I'm running pfSense on the Firebox x700 (risksy!) however havn't actually noticed any watchdog timeouts (see here: or any real problems on this build.

    I'm running pfSense 2.0 BETA5 1/1/11


  • I found this post which seems to be exactly my problem:

    Refering to Bug 911 in Redmine, can someone please confirm that when apinger detects a monitor IP as being down, provided there aren't any load balancers set up it won't kill the states? I have a setup where I have 2 Internet connections however they aren't used in a failover/load-balanced fashion.


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