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Bug #13354

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Tinc VPN causes constant gateway up/down events, packages restarts and filter reloads

Added by Flole Systems 3 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Tinc
Target version:
-
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% Done:

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Description

The latest pfSense Plus version broke the tinc VPN: When tinc connects it generates an event:

Netgate pfSense Plus package system has detected an IP change or dynamic WAN reconnection - x.x.x.x ->  x.x.x.x - Restarting packages. 

and you can probably guess what happens next: Tinc is restarted, causes a down event and then everything starts again. As the filter reload still causes latency spikes and packet loss (that was supposed to be fixed aswell, of course it isn't) that basically brings the entire network to a halt every few seconds.

My tinc interface up script looks like this:

ifconfig $INTERFACE x.x.x.x netmask 255.255.255.0
ifconfig $INTERFACE group pkg_tinc
ifconfig tap0.2 create
ifconfig tap0.2 y.y.y.y netmask 255.255.255.0 vlan 2 vlandev $INTERFACE
ifconfig tap0 down
ifconfig tap0.2 down

interface down looks like this:
ifconfig tap0 down
ifconfig tap0.2 down

Host up:
ifconfig tap0 up
ifconfig tap0.2 up

Host down:
ifconfig tap0 down
ifconfig tap0.2 down

Commenting out

restart_packages()

in /etc/rc.newwanip stops this madness, a better solution would probably be something like
        if (substr($interface, 0, 3) != "tap") {
               restart_packages();
        }

just in case someone also wants to work around this on their own. Ideally it is checked if that interface is part of the pkg_tinc-group and then the restart of tinc is skipped, that should be already sufficient to fix this.

Actions #1

Updated by Jim Pingle 3 months ago

  • Project changed from pfSense to pfSense Packages
  • Category changed from VPN (Multiple Types) to Tinc
  • Release Notes deleted (Default)
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