Web and console upgrades have slow download speed



  • 2.0-RC3 (amd64)
    built on Wed Aug 10 18:06:58 EDT 2011
    nanobsd (2g)

    Updated from the console using option 13 show a download speed of 30 kBps and an ETA of 41 minutes. The web UI upgrade doesn't give as much detail, but it appears to download equally slowly. Downloading from a LAN host using the same URL shows speeds typically 300-1100 kBps (My internet connection is 35 mbps). Why so slow downloading from pfsense?

    Next question, suppose I download to a local host, then transfer the file to pfsense for a local install, where should I put the file on pfsense? This being a 2GB cf card install with 4GB of (mostly unused) RAM, my preference would be to upload the image to a ramdisk, but /tmp is limited to 35MB. I tried adding a line to /etc/fstab:

    
    md         /tmp mfs rw,noatime,-s512M 0 0
    
    

    but after a reboot /tmp was still limited to 35MB. Is there an error in that line? I also tried finding the file where the 35MB /tmp ramdisk is defined, but wasn't successful. Suggestions?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You might benefit from at least the nmbclusters change here:
    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Tuning_and_Troubleshooting_Network_Cards

    You can upload an image anywhere you want, when you choose the local update from a file option, it asks you for the path.

    Check /etc/rc.embedded for the mdmfs commands used to make /tmp and /var on NanoBSD.



  • @jimp:

    You might benefit from at least the nmbclusters change here:

    Already have that one.

    Check /etc/rc.embedded for the mdmfs commands used to make /tmp and /var on NanoBSD.

    Thanks for that.


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