Gateway status shows "online" on interface with no carrier



  • I have two WAN ports set up in a Tier 1 <> Tier 2 failover, and although WAN1 has no carrier (nothing even plugged into the port) when I go to Status>Gateways, it shows that it is "online" with no packet loss. Both WAN1 and WAN2 are showing very similar latency; so I'm suspicious that the monitoring ping for WAN1 is going out over WAN2 and coming back successfully. I've tried creating firewall rules that would block all traffic to and from my monitoring IP for WAN1 on the WAN2 interface, but it had no effect.

    There may be a configuration problem on my part, however my multi-wan gateway setup is exactly the same as I've always used on 2.0.1 and 2.0.2.

    2.1-BETA1 (i386)
    built on Tue Mar 5 07:27:06 EST 2013



  • Can you open a bug request on redmine.pfsense.rog about this.
    It is an issue of the monitor used, apinger.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Last time this happened to me, I had a static route for the monitor IP that was, in fact, sending it out over the wrong gateway.

    Check your monitor IPs against the routing table and DNS servers and static routes.



  • Its a software issue of apinger.
    pfSense already adds the routes but whenthe interface goes down i think the routes and socket gets re-configured wrongly.



  • @jimp:

    Last time this happened to me, I had a static route for the monitor IP that was, in fact, sending it out over the wrong gateway.

    Check your monitor IPs against the routing table and DNS servers and static routes.

    I have no static routes so I don't think that's the issue.

    @ermal:

    Its a software issue of apinger.
    pfSense already adds the routes but whenthe interface goes down i think the routes and socket gets re-configured wrongly.

    I'll open a ticket as soon as I have a minute. Thanks for the replies.


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