Package Manager: Unable to communicate with www.pfsense.com
Hi, i wanted a better quality router and i installed pfsense 2.1-RC1 (amd64) NanoBSD 4g built on Wed Aug 28 and every works ok except when i tried to see what packages are available for this build and i came across the follwing error"
"Unable to communicate with www.pfsense.com. Please verify DNS and interface configuration, and that pfSense has functional Internet connectivity."
i did the following troubleshooting on the shell prompt
tested if i can ping
ping www.pfsense.com PING www.pfsense.org (126.96.36.199): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=0 ttl=48 time=179.622 ms
tested if i get dns info
dig www.pfsense.com ; <<>> DiG 9.6.-ESV-R5-P1 <<>> pfsense.com ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 16137 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;pfsense.com. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: pfsense.com. 300 IN CNAME pfsense.org. pfsense.org. 300 IN A 184.108.40.206 ;; Query time: 253 msec ;; SERVER: 220.127.116.11#53(18.104.22.168) ;; WHEN: Fri Aug 30 17:57:07 2013 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 70
i tried to get something
fetch -o /tmp/test http://www.pfsense.com (after 90seconds of waiting/timeout) /tmp/test 100% of 13 kB 41 kBps but fetch -o /tmp/test http://22.214.171.124/ (1 second delay) /tmp/test 100% of 13 kB 40 kBps some more fetches fetch -o /tmp/test http://www.google.com/ (30 seconds delay) fetch -o /tmp/test http://www.otenet.gr (my provider) (instant)
my connection is pppoe and ive set mtu 1492 and mss 1452
i still cant figure out how to solve this problem, any hints?
tried diagnostics-> nslookup , it takes 30 seconds to bring back result
running it from prompt is instant
You seem to be mixing .org and .com in your tests. I assume you tried both?
I didnt mix anything, pfense.org and pfsense.org are the same, if i try and ping pfsense.com it resolves to pfsense.org
Another guy with messed up IPv6 connectivity?
env ip6addrctl_enable="yes" ip6addrctl_policy="prefer_ipv4" /etc/rc.d/ip6addrctl start
it seems so, running the command fixed the problem. The thing is, i didnt mess up with any setting so could it be that the default settings dont work out of the box? my isp has dual stack but i dont see any ipv6 address anywhere. i guess it will be fixed it a future update. thank you very much for your reply
Well, not really possible to help without knowing how does the ISP "ship" the IPv6 connectivity to customers. Usually documented somewhere on their web.
i did some search on how my isp servers ipv6 and i found some info for a router zte w300 if it suggests
DHCP IPv6 Mode: SLAAC
DHCP PD: Enable
MLD Proxy: Disable
Radvd Enable: Enable
Radvd mode: Auto
DHCP6 server: enable
DHCP6 mode: auto