Investigating a recent intermittent internet connection issue, I logged into the ipfire GUI this morning to check for available updates. There was a notification for update 159 > 180.
Clicked the notification which took me to the pakfire page where I clicked the install button below the listed update. The browser status said something to the effect of Downloading Information, however the window where the update was listed (just above the install button) was blank and never listed any steps of the update progress as it normally does.
I walked away and left it for about 30 minutes. When I returned to check it, the GUI page was now an “Unable to connect” page. It is now not possible to connect to the GUI at the IP address on port 444.
However the ipfire server seems to be working, internet is available and remote users are connected, so the firewall is up and running with the same configuration it has had for years. I just don’t know what version it is running and I am unable to access it to view the status and maintain it when needed.
Suggestions on how to proceed from here? I don’t know any other method to access the ipfire other than the GUI.