Bug #9643

Limiters do not function properly on 2.5 snapshots

Added by Greg M 12 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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Hi all!

Discussion here:

I think there is a bug in limiters...

Problem #1:
When I create limiters and set floating firewall rules for WAN interface, all traffic from all LANs stops working. If I create floating rules
with same limiters for LAN interfaces, everything works.
I was following forum discussion samples and tutorials, YouTube videos etc... Limiters were set up properly and floating rules as well.

Problem #2:
With limiter on LAN ifaces all traffic on LAN iface is limited to 80 Mbit/s which is OK.
But when I start to download torrent for example, LAN stays at 80 Mbit/s but WAN goes above 80 and eventually reaches 90 Mbit/s.
There is no other sources of traffic just torrents. One WAN and 2 LAN.
See image:

Because of problem #2, I was trying to limit WAN iface instead of LAN to avoid this issue but when I did that, it blocked all traffic completely.

Pfsense is on Hyper-V.

Using latest snapshot as of today.

We can continue on forums to avoid spamming here, but I think something is not quite right with limiters on 2.5.0 snaps.



#1 Updated by Greg M 12 months ago

Hi again.

I restored config on 2.4.4-p3 and this are working just fine there.

I believe this on is related to .


#2 Updated by Jim Pingle 12 months ago

  • Category set to Limiters
  • Target version set to 2.5.0

The two cannot be related. ALTQ is not used for limiters.

I have also seen a similar situation on 2.5 where limiters were not functional and had to be removed to pass traffic.

#3 Updated by Greg M 12 months ago

Hmmm OK, I have Hyper-V, 2.5.0 and pppoe.

But weird is, that on when applied on IN direction on LAN it works ok.

#4 Updated by Jim Pingle 11 months ago

  • Subject changed from Limiters in 2.5 to Limiters do not function properly on 2.5 snapshots

#5 Updated by Grant Peier 11 months ago

I experienced the same behavior as Greg M when updating from 2.4.4-p3 to 2.5.0. This was on a bare-metal install.

#6 Updated by Greg M 8 months ago


Any update on this one?


#7 Updated by Jim Pingle 8 months ago

Nothing yet, but since we are rebasing on FreeBSD 12.1 soon, it will need to wait until after that happens.

#8 Updated by Ryl Thelandria 5 months ago

Experiencing same behavior as reported by Greg M on my physical install of pfsense 2.5 dev. Traffic just stops.

Followed the instructions from 2.4.4 here (from a pfsense Short Topic vid, first topic): No dice.

Meantime, I disabled the floating rule for now, and I try again every few change in behavior since I first tried back at the start of Jan 2020.

Any news? Thanks, in advance. Love your software otherwise! Gorgeous, powerful, versatile!

#9 Updated by Gyula Kelemen about 2 months ago


Same behavior on Proxmox/KVM - pfSense 2.5.0.a.20200518.1031 with vtnet driver.
Any update on this?


#10 Updated by Manuel Piovan about 2 months ago

not working for me either
I need to disable the floating rule to make internet work again

#11 Updated by Tom Fuke about 1 month ago

I'm having the same issue, running on a VK-T40E:


If I enable the floating rule, I lose all internet/WAN traffic.

Out of interest, for those running on 2.4.x, can you see the queue in any of the pfSense monitoring/status/log tools?

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