Gatway monitor shows very high ping time



  • The gateway monitor applet shows a much higher ping time.
    If I ping from the pfSense box its normal and the same when I ping from a local work station.

    Any idea why this is or how I fix it?





  • The service apinger is responsible for the gateway monitor function. It's not working very well. The problems should be adressed in later pfSense versions. https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/4081 For now the solution is to restart the apinger service. It can be done from the dashboard page.


  • Netgate Administrator

    What do you have it set to ping there? <1ms pretty much means it's something local in which case apinger can't do it's job properly. Set it to monitor some external address so you know when your WAN connection goes down not just when your modem stops working.

    Steve



  • @stephenw10:

    What do you have it set to ping there? <1ms pretty much means it's something local in which case apinger can't do it's job properly. Set it to monitor some external address so you know when your WAN connection goes down not just when your modem stops working.

    Steve

    Its the address of my modem.

    The point isnt what I am monitoring but the different result I get.
    I understand that this function is broken.


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