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Author Topic: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available  (Read 1785 times)

Alex Atkin UK

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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2021, 09:04:58 PM »

NTP is fine here.

sudo ntpdate router.lan
19 Feb 18:29:57 ntpdate[5804]: adjust time server 192.168.1.254 offset +0.000004 sec

OpenVPN clients (specifically to AirVPN UK) seem less stable than before though, but I have gateway action off for those as didn't want the firewall bouncing if the VPN is having issues.  I thinks its some quirk with the AirVPN client configuration rather than a pfSense problem.
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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2021, 07:56:06 PM »

I've been able to move my IoT WiFi over to pfSense directly as FreeBSD 12 supports 802.11n on the integrated WiFi card.  This was actually one of the improvements I was expecting from the new release so glad to see it works.

It still seems much slower than the nanoHD (but different channel so could be crosstalk related) but fine for IoT devices.

It means once I move to WiFi 6 I will be able to properly test how that functions on 2.4Ghz by ONLY having WiFi 6 clients on it.
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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2021, 02:42:45 PM »

If anyone has unbound instability on 2.5, a fast tracked update has been pushed in, can be updated with the following command.

'pkg upgrade -fy unbound; pfSsh.php playback svc restart unbound'
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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2021, 03:19:07 PM »

Well I seem to have solved the Plusnet monitoring issue when I changed the default gateway to one where all gateways are tier 1.

For some reason when I had it set to the gateway group that has both DSL as tier 1 and LTE as tier 2, that wasn't working correctly.  It blocked anything specifically directed out of the Plusnet WAN from the pfSense box, plus never fell back to LTE even when both modems were switched off.  Discovered that yesterday when my drop wire was being replaced.

Its really bizarre as it makes no sense that setting it to the gateway group where everything is tier 1 would make a difference, especially as monitoring WAS working for LTE which is what you'd think "might" break when it was set to tier 2.  I wonder if just changing the default gateway has somehow fixed a configuration glitch.

Can't say I've noticed any problems with Unbound though.
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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2021, 04:28:30 PM »

Unbound has so far been ok for me as well, but since is a lot of noise about it on netgate, I thought I would post it just in case.
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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2021, 08:27:38 PM »

Yeah its good to know, I'd expect a minor update to bring that patch into the main branch shortly.
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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2021, 07:46:05 PM »

I have started to have problems which might be Unbound related as I think its DNS lookups failing on the LAN.

Strange thing is, Unbound is always running when I check the router.  Installed the update to see if it fixes it.
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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2021, 12:39:15 AM »

Did this upgrade last night.

I’ve disabled unbound and use bind9 instead.  After the upgrade and reboot, bind had stopped and its config option was missing from the Services menu.

Package Manager still showed bind as being installed, but I clicked ‘reinstall’ and everything came back. No loss of configuration, luckily.
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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2021, 01:25:45 AM »

You don't use pfBlockerNG?  That's a big reason people use pfSense rather than say OPNsense.
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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2021, 05:11:12 PM »

This doesnt make good reading for Netgate.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/in-kernel-wireguard-is-on-its-way-to-freebsd-and-the-pfsense-router/

Not sure I would want to be using the wireguard implementation in 2.5.

Also seems 2.5.1 is on the horizon.

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Looking into it all, I think I will be following Martin on to opnsense for home router, I already am using it on other devices anyway so the migration shouldnt be a big thing hopefully.
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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2021, 07:20:48 PM »

That's a depressing read, especially if you carry on down the comments.
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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2021, 07:49:49 PM »

Netgate really are proving themselves SO wrong in their decision to go closed source in the future.

If it was closed source now, then Jason Donenfeld couldn't have looked and seen that the wireguard code was crap and fixed it for them.

I am also mulling OPNsense like you guys.

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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2021, 08:19:36 PM »

Also trying to talk sense into pfsense leaders on open unbound issue, they want to roll back to an old version instead of simply disabling dhcp registration by default.

I will update the forum on how my migration to opnsense goes.  I do remember Martin telling me you can still load ASN lists etc, into opnsense using its built in functions.
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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2021, 10:53:23 PM »

To me, dynamic DHCP registration is just a bad idea to begin with.  What does it do if the hint from the client is the same name as an existing host?  The whole idea opens up any client on the LAN to being able to mess with the entire LAN infrastructure which just seems bad.

I understand how that is acceptable for home use, but then anyone using pfSense should be thinking outside the box to begin with and so having static DHCP entries to deal with the problem should be a none-issue.
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Re: pfSense 2.5.0 RC now available
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2021, 09:14:48 AM »

Agreed, even before this issue I had it turned off, and its usually one of the first things I advise people to do, as the option has always been problematic and makes little sense.
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