Shutdown button



  • May I ask why pfsense doesn't include an option to shut the device down from the webconfigurator or shell? Would seem an a necessary addition; especially if you gotta do maintenance the requires power off. I must admit that I hate hitting reboot than running to my box waiting and watching for the post beep to push and hold the power button to turn it off.

    May I request this be added?



  • @jbhowlesr:

    May I ask why pfsense doesn't include an option to shut the device down from the webconfigurator or shell?

    I don't know can you?  ;)

    @jbhowlesr:

    Would seem an a necessary addition; especially if you gotta do maintenance the requires power off. I must admit that I hate hitting reboot than running to my box waiting and watching for the post beep to push and hold the power button to turn it off.

    Have you tried Diagnostics -> Halt System?

    @jbhowlesr:

    May I request this be added?

    It is possible to make such a request, but I have no idea whether or not you can do so.  ;)

    Just have a little fun with ya.  Please take it as just a little light hearted kidding around.



  • Its all good. I don't mind a good gaff from time to time. ;) I'm hoping that it is something that can be done. Personally, I'm thinking it was never implemented because pfsense is intended to be on 24/7. As far as HALT system is concerned, I've never tried it but assumed it meant stopping all services and putting the system in an idle state.



  • @jbhowlesr:

    As far as HALT system is concerned, I've never tried it but assumed it meant stopping all services and putting the system in an idle state.

    Powered off seems pretty idle to me.  ;)
    I've not tried it on bare metal but it works on 2.3 in VirtualBox VM.




  • Have you tried Diagnostics -> Halt System?

    That is correct, that does shut down pfSense, works the same on bare metal.

    Halt is the Linux command to shut down

    If you SSH into it, it is option 6 to shut down & option 5 to restart. If you log into the shell (option 8 ) the you can issue the halt command from there as well.



  • Or "shutdown -p now" instead of halt.