Package loss



  • Hi.

    I have setup a test machine and found that there is a high number of package loss.  In the same system I have another HD with Linux and that doesn't show any package loss.

    Are there issues with PFsense drivers/etc. ?

    thanks


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  • @dywersantos:

    Are there issues with PFsense drivers/etc. ?

    Generally speaking, no. In unusual edge cases yes, just as Linux has issues in some unusual edge cases.

    No telling from that description what your problem might be.

    What hardware? What issues specifically are you seeing?



  • ↓↓↓ I'm your magic ball, click me! ↓↓↓

    Very very sad, so I am now sure I will be never be the next "King of Germany"!

    ok,ok,ok, right now,

    I have setup a test machine and found that there is a high number of package loss.  In the same system I have another HD with Linux and that doesn't show any package loss.

    Are there issues with PFsense drivers/etc. ?

    What hardware you are running?
    Is Linux & pfSense installed in a VM?
    If yes in witch VM?
    What kind of NIC you are using?
    What kind of Linux OS is this?
    What version of pfSense you are running?
    What is the entire hardware? CPU, Board, RAM, HDD
    What is the install of pfSense, NANOBSD or full install, from CFCard or USBStick????

    Comparing OSs together would be interesting but is not even a good Idea!
    There are Hardware that is more fine for Linux and there is hardware on the market
    pfSense runs smooth and speedy on, so go two step ahead and click the damn ball.



  • I am using a computer with 2 nics as a POC test system.

    It has AMD networking cards.

    If I reboot the computer, there is not package loss for 1 or 2 hours, then It starts to drop packages and everything is slow.

    I already make some test, where I removed snort, dansguardian and squid.  Still have the same issues.

    My fear is that we want to purchase a SG-4860 gateway from pfsense.org and get the same issue.

    When we don't get that loss problem, the gateway is really fast and has everything we need.

    In the same computer I had another HD with untangle installed and that doesn't show the package loss problem.

    thanks


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    AMD networking cards? First time I've heard they exist.

    @dywersantos:

    snort, dansguardian and squid

    Maybe just stop installing junk on your box until you have things working at least.



  • My fear is that we want to purchase a SG-4860 gateway from pfsense.org and get the
    same issue.

    No never! You will not going to have this problem as I see it right!
    For a long time it was a really game play to get a smooth running box because
    on the hardware support, but exactly there fore netgate and now also pfSense
    where selling appliances you will be sure that they are working out of the box!

    When we don't get that loss problem, the gateway is really fast and has
    everything we need.

    Ok, but please trust my words if I am activating all by pfSense given functions, features and
    options it will freeze really great boxes and also I would expect that I get packet loss.
    How many RAM you are using?

    In the same computer I had another HD with untangle installed and that doesn't show the package loss problem.

    Make it sense to change the NICs against more adequate NICs like server NICs.

    It has AMD networking cards.

    Consumer or Onboard cards?

    If I reboot the computer, there is not package loss for 1 or 2 hours, then It starts to drop packages and everything is slow.

    Perhaps the  MBUF usage is to high? Can you insert another NIC like a server NIC and do testing
    once more again?

    I already make some test, where I removed snort, dansguardian and squid.  Still have the same issues.

    Perhaps the  MBUF usage is to high?



  • The NICs are server grade ones.

    The computer has 4Gbytes RAM.

    Attached is the MBUF usage graph.

    thanks



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