States not cleared when WAN down



  • If I understand it right, by default PFsense 2.1 will clear the states when the WAN interface is down.

    In my case this does not happen or did I forget to make a setting right ?

    Bart (NL)



  • What evidence lead you to conclude
    @bartwiggers:

    In my case this does not happen

    @bartwiggers:

    did I forget to make a setting right ?

    I presume you mean: System -> Advanced, Miscellaneous tab, Gateway Monitoring section. parameter States.
    I read the description to mean: a tick in the box overrides the default behaviour of clearing states when the WAN link goes down.



  • Hi Wallabybob,

    I simply disconnected the wan connector for a few minutes
    and discovered that the states we not cleared.

    I did not tick the box that you discribed in your comment.

    Bart (NL)



  • @bartwiggers:

    I simply disconnected the wan connector for a few minutes

    Thanks, that's useful information.

    @bartwiggers:

    and discovered that the states were not cleared.

    OK, but what did you see that caused to conclude states were not cleared? Perhaps pftop reported 10 active states or Diagnostics -> States reported 12 active states or a partially complete FTP transfer didn't report the connection broken or …

    I don't know your configuration but a few minutes would be long enough for (say) a system on your LAN to attempt to create connections to a system on your OPTx interface and create states.