Error in bogonsv6 keep poping up - what does it mean and how to turn it off?



  • Hi everyone,

    I keep getting this in notify section and I just press it to disappear. What does this mean and how can I fix this? I am particularly concerned about memory running out.

    04-14-15 15:01:59	[ There were error(s) loading the rules: /tmp/rules.debug:24: cannot define table bogonsv6: Cannot allocate memory - 
    The line in question reads [24]: table persist file /etc/bogonsv6]
    

    Thanks,



  • Are you running a small appliance like an ALIX with limited RAM?


  • Moderator

    Check the "Firewall Maximum Table Entries"  in  System : Advanced : Firewall/NAT Tab.

    The default should be enough, but maybe you manually limited the size of the table?


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    Or just turn off use of bogonv6 all together.  Are you even actually using ipv6?



  • @KOM:

    Are you running a small appliance like an ALIX with limited RAM?

    This is an Alix2D13 and I checked the setting fields are empty (I am assuming these are the defaults). I didn't change anything manually there anyways:

    [b]Firewall Maximum States	 
    Maximum number of connections to hold in the firewall state table. 
    Note: Leave this blank for the default. On your system the default size is: 23000
    Firewall Maximum Tables	 
    Maximum number of tables for systems such as aliases, sshlockout, snort, etc, combined. 
    This is the actual number of tables, not the number of entries inside the tables (see below)	
    Note: Leave this blank for the default.	On your system the default size is: 3000
    Firewall Maximum Table Entries	 
    Maximum number of table entries for systems such as aliases, sshlockout, snort, etc, combined. 
    Note: Leave this blank for the default.	On your system the default size is: 200000[/b]
    

    I don't use IPV6 anyways and no track interface enabled so why am I getting these messages?



  • But did you actually disable IPv6?  Read this: Block all IPv6 without logging and without bogonsv6 table



  • @KOM:

    But did you actually disable IPv6?  Read this: Block all IPv6 without logging and without bogonsv6 table

    One would think that when you chose to have IPV6 disabled that means don't freaking bother me with stuff like this. I wonder where the human element of these changes come from because I see no common sense to it.

    I am going to read that thread and then head to each and every box to turn this off…

    WHY?????????