Turn off gateway monitoring when not using multiple WAN gateways
I am currently using '2.0-RC1 (i386) built on Tue Apr 19 23:03:17 EDT 2011' but this behavior seemed to be the same in older builds as well. On the System:Gateways page I have 2 gateways entered- one for the default WAN gateway and the other is on the LAN side. The gateway on the LAN side is so that I can add static routes to pfSense to tell it how to get to other LAN subnets to which pfSense is not directly connected. I have seen via tcpdump on this LAN-side gateway that pfSense is constantly pinging it which I assume is for the gateway monitoring feature. Since this second gateway is not for load balancing or failover I was hoping there'd be a way to stop the constant icmp requests.
It's for monitoring and quality graph. No way to disable it at this time short of hacking the source yourself.
I too have an internal router and to stop the ping I use RIP to distribute the routing information so no need for a internal gateway.
Just a thought!.