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Bug #581

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rate's promiscuous mode changes can cause connectivity issues

Added by Chris Buechler over 11 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Operating System
Target version:
Start date:
05/09/2010
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Plus Target Version:
Release Notes:
Affected Version:
2.0
Affected Architecture:

Description

I've never seen it, but at least a couple people have reported connectivity issues when viewing the traffic graph. Most or all traffic through the box apparently halts. Browsing to any other page in the web interface brings everything back to normal. The likely culprit IMO is rate and it switching promiscuous mode off and on repeatedly.

I don't see an option in rate to not go into promiscuous mode. Ideally we could add such an option and use it, as we don't need promiscuous mode in the vast majority of our users' usages and it's apparently causing problems for a few (aside from the log clutter annoyance, and you don't want to not log promisc changes).

Actions #1

Updated by Ermal Luçi over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Patched to not go promiscious and other fixes.

The port needs to be rebuilt on the builder though.

Actions #2

Updated by Chris Buechler over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

fixed

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