Link local continous ping? (Solved)



  • I am running version 2.1.1 snapshot, have also seen this on 2.1, and my pfsense is doing a continous ping to my Comcast Netgear's link local address. I cannot find out where this si coming from in pfsense. I have even shut down apinger but the pings ae still going.

    Any ideas?

    f346 is my pfsense link local
    f2b7 is my Netgear gateway

    11:06:28.394992 IP6 fe80::290:dcff:fe02:f346 > fe80::22e5:2aff:feb7:f2b7: ICMP6, echo request, seq 5888, length 24
    11:06:28.395601 IP6 fe80::22e5:2aff:feb7:f2b7 > fe80::290:dcff:fe02:f346: ICMP6, echo reply, seq 5888, length 24
    11:06:29.405150 IP6 fe80::290:dcff:fe02:f346 > fe80::22e5:2aff:feb7:f2b7: ICMP6, echo request, seq 6144, length 24
    11:06:29.405706 IP6 fe80::22e5:2aff:feb7:f2b7 > fe80::290:dcff:fe02:f346: ICMP6, echo reply, seq 6144, length 24
    11:06:30.415049 IP6 fe80::290:dcff:fe02:f346 > fe80::22e5:2aff:feb7:f2b7: ICMP6, echo request, seq 6400, length 24
    11:06:30.415568 IP6 fe80::22e5:2aff:feb7:f2b7 > fe80::290:dcff:fe02:f346: ICMP6, echo reply, seq 6400, length 24
    11:06:31.425822 IP6 fe80::290:dcff:fe02:f346 > fe80::22e5:2aff:feb7:f2b7: ICMP6, echo request, seq 6656, length 24
    11:06:31.426504 IP6 fe80::22e5:2aff:feb7:f2b7 > fe80::290:dcff:fe02:f346: ICMP6, echo reply, seq 6656, length 24
    11:06:32.435173 IP6 fe80::290:dcff:fe02:f346 > fe80::22e5:2aff:feb7:f2b7: ICMP6, echo request, seq 6912, length 24
    11:06:32.435759 IP6 fe80::22e5:2aff:feb7:f2b7 > fe80::290:dcff:fe02:f346: ICMP6, echo reply, seq 6912, length 24



  • Never mind. Apparently apinger was restarting after being stopped. Just disabled it for each of the gateways and all is good now.