UTorrent crashing my entire WAN connection including IPSEC.



  • Over the past week all of a sudden Utorrent also Vuze is causing my internet connection on my network to fail, it is definitely caused by the torrent programs.

    I am running 2.0.1-RELEASE (i386)  I've also tried this on the latest one and I still have the issue.

    Packages

    Backup System 0.1.5
    HAVP antivirus Network Management 0.91_1 pkg v1.01
    OpenVPN Client Export Utility Security 1.0.5
    pfBlocker Firewall 1.0.2
    squid Network 2.7.9 pkg v.4.3.3
    squidGuard Network Management 1.4_4 pkg v.1.9.2

    I don't' know what is causing this I've looked into the logs but I can't see anything that stand out.  What I can describe is when the net crashes it is for my entire LAN, rebooting my psfsense box doesn't bring the system back up unless I also REBOOT my modem.  Most noticeable is when I use the web gui to log in while it is crashed my PF sense box is slow.  bringing up only 1/2 the status interface at first after about 1 min it the full interface will show on screen.    I thought this was a cause from my traffic shaping so I deleted cleared out all shaping but it still seems to be an issue.

    My processor is an Atom D525
    with 4 GB Ram

    Strange thing is this is a new issue, and advice would be welcomed.

    Thank You,



  • To rule out a package isn't the issue, disable your hvap/squid etc… and make sure the services (status > services) are all stopped and try again.


  • Netgate Administrator

    @nambi:

    rebooting my psfsense box doesn't bring the system back up unless I also REBOOT my modem.

    This makes me think that your modem may be running out of states. Now that shouldn't happen if your modem is in bridge mode but is it?

    Steve



  • Well I put my modem in bridge mode, (according to my isp, although there is no bridge mode option).

    I still had the problem I also then had the modem replaced I still have the problem.

    If I reset the states on the pfsense box it takes a very long time and then the net seems to come back online after about 10 - 20 min if Utorrent is still running it will then go down again.

    Are their any logs that would show this, the pfsense is running on an SSD.



  • @nambi:

    Well I put my modem in bridge mode, (according to my isp, although there is no bridge mode option).

    I am missing something. How do you set the modem into bridge mode if there s no bridge mode option?

    @nambi:

    Are their any logs that would show this, the pfsense is running on an SSD

    There is a variety of system logs at Diagnostics -> System Logs.  I suspect if you look in those logs you might find a flurry of events reported around the time your internet link goes down.

    @nambi:

    I don't' know what is causing this I've looked into the logs but I can't see anything that stand out.

    Which logs did you look into?


  • Netgate Administrator

    @nambi:

    Well I put my modem in bridge mode, (according to my isp, although there is no bridge mode option).

    Does the pfSense WAN interface have your public IP?
    If not then your modem is stilling NATing the connection and has to handle the multitude of bit torrent states.

    Steve



  • @wallabybob:

    @nambi:

    Well I put my modem in bridge mode, (according to my isp, although there is no bridge mode option).

    I am missing something. How do you set the modem into bridge mode if there s no bridge mode option?

    I'm guessing that he disabled NAT.



  • This connection issue is very strange randomly drops and today it dropped again WITHOUT utorrent running, which is really strange considering 5 mi nafter utorrent running the system always crashed.

    Now Utorrent can run without crashing but it's not unlikely to crash if running.

    I managed to get it back up without rebooting the firewall only the modem.

    What is apparent and every time this happens is when I log into the pfsence box the Gui 1/2 loads then after about 30 sec it is fully visible to the screen.

    "Which logs did you look into?"

    I'm looking mostly at the traffic logs and from the graphs it looks like traffic spikes at the point of crash yet i don't have enough logging to prove this true, just an observation.

    "I am missing something. How do you set the modem into bridge mode if there s no bridge mode option?"

    According to my ISP my (sagecom) modem when reset to default it automatically is reset to bridge mode.  (although in the GUI there is no mention of "bridge")

    "Does the pfSense WAN interface have your public IP?"

    no under WAN all i have is my username and pass for PPOE

    "I'm guessing that he disabled NAT."

    I haven't set this I only reset my modem

    I wonder if my SSD is going bad?


  • Netgate Administrator

    You are using PPPoE for your WAN connection from the pfSense box?
    If that's true then you do have a bridged modem. Go to Status: Interfaces: in the webgui. Lookin the WAN section, which will probably be labeled 'WAN interface (pppoe0) ' for the IP address. Is it a public IP?

    Steve



  • The IP address listed is my public Ip address designated by my ISP (static)


  • Netgate Administrator

    That's my theory dead then.  ;)

    I would have to suspect one of the packages then.

    Steve



  • Thanks for the ideas.

    I may format my pfsense box and start from scratch, I have a few other tests I can try.


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