Turn off gateway monitoring when not using multiple WAN gateways
belmow last edited by
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.
cmb last edited by
It's for monitoring and quality graph. No way to disable it at this time short of hacking the source yourself.
DeadNewbie last edited by
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!.