Is this almost ready for home use?



  • i was away for some time and now i would like to get onboard the 2.3 bandwagon, can any1 tell me if its stable enough for home usage, i use a alix at home which is in production but dont mind experimenting with 2.3 as long as the below things work:

    • upgrade from 2.2.5 to 2.3
    • pppoe wan
    • dhcp
    • unbound
    • openvpn client
    • packages, i just use cron
    • aliases
    • NAT
    • schedules
    • traffic shaper and limiter
    • upnp


  • I am using everything fine except that I don't use the following from your list:
    PPPoE
    Traffic shaper/limiter
    UPnP

    My general comment would be that everything works fine in the back end as good as or better than 2.2.5. So after upgrade all will run fine. Bugs in the webGUI are still being found, so you might find that if you change some (relatively obscure) setting that you hit a bug where the change does not actually apply, or some other setting on the page reverts to a default value - that sort of thing. So make sure to pay attention when making changes in the webGUI and then report any issues you find.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    I am using PPPoE, UPnP, and I have shaper rules in place and they all work fine for me.

    Admittedly I have not tried to do a fresh run through the shaper wizard, however, but if you have existing rules it should be fine.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Whoops, meant to add:

    All of the pfSense devs and support staff (and other employees) are running 2.3 at home now. Beta is not far away (might have even been this week if it wasn't a holiday)



  • The new UI is looking great!

    Ant idea how to change to the dark theme to check it out? Call me stupid but I can't find a way to do it in the UI unless that's not the way to do it.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @Jailer:

    Ant idea how to change to the dark theme to check it out? Call me stupid but I can't find a way to do it in the UI unless that's not the way to do it.

    Same way as themes on 2.2.x and before:  System > General :-)



  • Good lord, how did I miss that? :facepalm:



  • I'm using it at home and all is well so far. No complaints from the wife. Lol



  • ok thanks guy, trying it right now, i will be simply restoring the config from 2.2.5 as of now so i believe things might only break if i edit anything in 2.3 which would be mostly due to the GUI.



  • found the first issue, i had openvpn tunnels, when i go to it to edit it i get this

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function build_crl_list() in /usr/local/www/vpn_openvpn_client.php on line 663 Call Stack: 0.0012 119736 1. {main}() /usr/local/www/vpn_openvpn_client.php:0 PHP ERROR: Type: 1, File: /usr/local/www/vpn_openvpn_client.php, Line: 663, Message: Call to undefined function build_crl_list()

    seems its reported already here
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=102948.0


  • Banned

    @xbipin:

    seems its reported already here
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=102948.0

    No, that is a completely different issue. That function is only defined in /usr/local/www/vpn_openvpn_server.php, completely missing from the client page.



  • found the first issue, i had openvpn tunnels,

    Should be fixed by some function consolidation into the include file:
    https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense/pull/2122
    and Renato has merged it already:
    https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense/commit/f4eec2507cb912290cbf156a49d790139e08f13d



  • there is one more issue, once on 2.3, the dashboard just keeps saying Unable to check for updates

    The following input errors were detected:

    ERROR: An error occurred when updating packages repository. Aborting…
        ERROR: An error occurred when updating packages repository. Aborting...

    Unable to retrieve system versions

    also in system menu the firmware link is missing



  • one more issue found, like in my case i dont use RRD graphs so have it turned off, now if u goto system - advanced - Miscellaneous then below it shows periodic RRD backup having a value of 0 but if u save anything on the page it says that field cant have a value of 0, needs to be more than 1, on older 2.2.5 systems it show it as disabled which is missing in 2.3.

    same with dhcp lease backup, no disabled option



  • @xbipin:

    also in system menu the firmware link is missing

    It's been renamed to "Update".



  • btw is there going to be more colours in the gui, like icons etc coz it currently looks somewhat boring as of now



  • @xbipin:

    one more issue found, like in my case i dont use RRD graphs so have it turned off, now if u goto system - advanced - Miscellaneous then below it shows periodic RRD backup having a value of 0 but if u save anything on the page it says that field cant have a value of 0, needs to be more than 1, on older 2.2.5 systems it show it as disabled which is missing in 2.3.

    same with dhcp lease backup, no disabled option

    You would be best to post these issues separately - it will get mixed up in 1 thread.
    On my system those periodic backup fields are empty. But it was upgraded many weeks ago.
    Maybe you can just rub out the "0" and save.
    But if the "0" is coming across wrongly in upgrades (probably should upgrade to "") then someone should fix that.



  • the issue with upgrading was due to the other slice being 2.2.5 so that i managed to get over it, just needed to upgrade from console once which cloned the other slice also to 2.3 and that field thing with 0 i guess u just need to clear it and hit apply which worked, thanks phil


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