PfSense stops refreshing available packages for download
I have a really weird problem with my pfSense box.
My setup is pretty simple.
Cable Modem–--pfSense Box-----Gigabit VLAN Switch-----WAP in with WAN bridged-----Wireless Client
The installation went smooth i was able to install in addition Snort and iPerf. Web browsing works fine. Speed is also perfect.
I can do whatever changes i need to the configuration and everything seems to be working like expected.
Just after a while IDLE when i try to go to the menu with the packages for installation, pfSense box shows me the installed packages list and when i hit the menu for the available packages for download it says that it cant acces the online list and builds the list from its cache. When i try to install a package it says installation is aborted/halted and nothing happens. I noticed that i can not access the www.pfsense.org or the forum pages neither.
After i reboot the router everything comes back to normal i can download and install packages and access the www.pfsense.org page and the forums as well. Like now writing this topic but i am not sure for how long and why the pfSense box cuts the access to its source page at all.
Anybody with the same problem or any idea !?
Your help will be really appreciated.
I think i found the problem when i start SNORT then i can observe this strange effect but now the other question is which rule is initiating the problems!?
now the other question is which rule is initiating the problems!?
If you are looking for readers to help you answer the question you will probably need to provide more information: e.g. the rules, firewall log extracts etc.
You are right sorry for not giving this information.
My hardware setup i already explained but the problems are not coming from it.
After i deleted the Snort interface which i setup things work so below you will find a list of the rules i was using :
snort_attack-responses.rules snort_backdoor.rules snort_bad-traffic.rules snort_bad-traffic.so.rules snort_blacklist.rules snort_botnet-cnc.rules snort_content-replace.rules snort_ddos.rules snort_exploit.rules snort_exploit.so.rules snort_finger.rules snort_ftp.rules snort_icmp-info.rules snort_icmp.rules snort_icmp.so.rules snort_misc.rules snort_misc.so.rules snort_netbios.rules snort_netbios.so.rules snort_other-ids.rules snort_phishing-spam.rules snort_scan.rules snort_specific-threats.rules snort_spyware-put.rules snort_telnet.rules snort_tftp.rules snort_virus.rules snort_web-misc.rules snort_web-misc.so.rules snort_web-php.rules snort_x11.rules
Thanks again for any ideas.