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Feature #8520

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Option to auto-renew DHCP on interface with an offline gateway or marked as down

Added by Jeremy  99 over 3 years ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Interfaces
Target version:
-
Start date:
05/15/2018
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Description

Request:
If pfSense detects an interface is down (plugged in but has no IP), I would like for it to automatically try to "renew" the IP every 1 minute (or 5 or whatever).

Reason:
For some reason, every time I update one of my pfSense boxes, it will reboot but won't pull a WAN IP afterward. It just stays in the "Down" status forever until someone logs in and clicks the "Renew" button on the Status > Interfaces page. If pfSense would automatically renew its down interfaces, no manual intervention would be necessary, and this remote site would come back online by itself. This would be SUPER helpful for making the firewall more robust.

Actions #1

Updated by Jim Pingle about 2 years ago

  • Category set to Interfaces
Actions #2

Updated by Marcos Mendoza 3 months ago

  • Subject changed from auto renew a DOWN interface to Option to auto-renew DHCP on interface with an offline gateway or marked as down

The issue described for the reason has been fixed by https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/9267

The feature request for auto-renewing DHCP when an interface has connectivity issues can still be helpful however.

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