• 2.2-ALPHA (amd64)
    built on Tue Sep 09 10:49:11 CDT 2014

    On the Status>Services page, if I click the restart button next to openvpn, that service will restart after a few seconds.  However, it also seems to cause the ntpd service to stop and remain stopped until I click the Start button next to that.

    I'm guessing that's a bug?  The ntpd service should either not be stopped at all, or should at least be restarted successfully, right?

  • It restarts ntpd after restarting OpenVPN and it takes a little bit to start. It just happens that the page reload catches it stopped. If you reload the status page after a couple seconds it'll be running again.

  • Ah, you're right.  I refreshed a couple times and it was still stopped, so I figured it was permanent.  This time, I refreshed a few more times and it eventually came back by itself.  Sorry about that.

    Is it reasonable to make the Status column say "Restarting" instead of "Stopped"?  It's not a big deal in this situation but I could see it being handy in cases where a service is hanging on startup.

  • ideally, yeah it'd be nice if it was smarter about that. At this time it only knows whether it's running or not running and that won't change in the immediate future.

  • Can you add it to the future todo list: https://redmine.pfsense.org/versions/4

  • @piz0t:

    Can you add it to the future todo list:

    That's a general architectural issue which will be addressed as part of a larger effort to improve service handling in the future, not opening tickets along those lines currently.