Apinger alarm?



  • Hello,

    Attached is a screenshot of my system log. I think there's something going on with the load balancer, but Im not sure.

    I see this (obviously with different times) over and over again:

    Oct 13 10:15:30 	check_reload_status: reloading filter
    Oct 13 10:15:19 	apinger: alarm canceled: 75.x.x.201(75.x.x.201) *** down ***
    Oct 13 10:15:16 	apinger: ALARM: 75.x.x.201(75.x.x.201) *** down ***
    

    I think the times coincide with the brief few minutes the office's internet goes down. I don't know much about apinger at all, so any help would be appreciated. I also attached a screenshot of my load balancer status, to show there's no red flags or anything I can notice.

    Edit: I should probably note that Im running pfSense 1.2.3-Release

    Thanks again,
    -Mark





  • Upon closer inspection and some more googling, I found that it does in fact correspond with the times the internet goes out, but only when it shows:

    Oct 13 10:15:30 	check_reload_status: reloading filter
    Oct 13 10:15:19 	apinger: alarm canceled: 75.151.13.201(75.151.13.201) *** down ***
    Oct 13 10:15:16 	apinger: ALARM: 75.151.13.201(75.151.13.201) *** down ***
    

    as opposed to:

    Oct 13 09:06:11 	check_reload_status: reloading filter
    Oct 13 09:06:01 	apinger: alarm canceled: 75.x.x.201(75.x.x.201) *** delay ***
    Oct 13 09:06:01 	apinger: alarm canceled: 75.x.x.206(75.x.x.206) *** delay ***
    

    It makes sense now, and now I feel dumb for not seeing it before. I also now realize that apinger (http://freshmeat.net/projects/apinger/) is just the thing that tells me it was down. How do I figure out what is causing it to go down though? The IPs its showing are the external IPs from my ISP..


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