Pfflowd not starting automatically on 2.1-DEVELOPMENT (amd64)
iamzam last edited by
Hopefully this will help someone else if they are having problems with pfflowd not starting.
I installed the pfflowd package on my fresh 2.1-DEV install, and couldn't get it to start. I was able to start it manually by just running '/usr/local/sbin/pfflowd -n 172.22.22.22:12345 -S any -v 5' but starting it from Status -> Services menu wouldn't work.
I took a look at the /usr/local/etc/rc.d/pfflowd.sh script and it has automatically configured the start block as:
/sbin/ifconfig pfsync0 up
/usr/local/sbin/pfflowd -n 172.22.22.22:12345 -s 172.22.22.254 -S any -v 5
172.22.22.22 is my collector and 172.22.22.254 is pfsense.
If i try to run that pfflowd line manually it doesn't like the -s switch:
pfflowd: illegal option – s
Invalid commandline option.
Usage: pfflowd [options] [bpf_program]
-i interface Specify interface to listen on (default pfsync0)
-n host:port Send NetFlow datagrams to host on port (mandatory)
-r pcap_file Specify packet capture file to read
-S direction Generation flows for "in" or "out" bound states (default any)
-d Don't daemonise
-D Debug mode: don't daemonise + verbosity
-v NetFlow export packet version (default 5)
-h Display this help
if i remove '-s 172.22.22.254' it starts fine until i make a change in the interface and the pfflowd.sh script is regenerated with the -s switch.
Try it again, the PBI is 0.8 now.