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pfBlockerNG / "Cannot allocate memory" from Geo blocking IP list

Added by Sean McBride about 2 months ago. Updated 9 days ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
pfBlockerNG
Target version:
-
Start date:
06/18/2021
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Description

My pfsense emailed me an error yesterday:

```
Notifications in this message: 1 ================================

17:04:38 There were error(s) loading the rules: /tmp/rules.debug:30: cannot define table pfB_GeoIPBlockPublicIP7_v4: Cannot allocate memory - The line in question reads [30]: table <pfB_GeoIPBlockPublicIP7_v4> persist file "/var/db/aliastables/pfB_GeoIPBlockPublicIP7_v4.txt"
```

I use pfsense+ 21.05-RELEASE and pfBlockerNG-devel 3.0.0_16 (both newest currently).

The file pfB_GeoIPBlockPublicIP7_v4.txt is only 407536 bytes big, and attached here. It is a list of IPs, 25982 lines long.

My system has 8 Gib of RAM, and the dashboard shows only 24% usage.

That file just doesn't seem big enough to legitimately run out of memory...


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pfB_GeoIPBlockPublicIP7_v4.txt (398 KB) pfB_GeoIPBlockPublicIP7_v4.txt Sean McBride, 06/18/2021 11:20 AM
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Updated by Sean McBride 9 days ago

Just a note: this wasn't a one-off. I get this email (just about?) every time I change some firewall setting.

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